My Top Ten Favorite Books about Food and Family:
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table by Molly Wizenberg - I had heard so many raves about this book that I was a little nervous going in and was thrilled when I ended up thoroughly enjoying it. And her food descriptions made me hungry. Don't read it on an empty stomach!
Tears of the Moon by Nora Roberts - This is the 2nd in the Gallaghers of Ardmore series and centers around Shawn the cook in the family bar. There's food, friends to more, and a little bit of a ghost story. What more can you ask for?
Make the Bread Buy the Butter: What You Should and Shouldn't Cook from Scratch - Over 120 Recipes for the Best Homemade Foods by Jennifer Reese - I got this from the library thinking it was a cookbook but it was so much more. I learned a number of things from this book including I don't want to make cheese, if you have chickens trouble will find you, and turkeys don't make good pets.
Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good: A Memoir of Food and Love from an American Midwest Family by Kathleen Flinn - I laughed and cried with this one. There's family, heartbreak, fun, strength, a very angry rooster, and lots and lots of food.
Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley - I was resisted reading this one for awhile because I was lukewarm at best about her earlier book, French Milk. But I finally gave in and got it from the library and ended up really really loving it! I found her relationship with both her parents interesting and the food sounded amazing!
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl - Do not read this book without a box of chocolates nearby. Actually the book should come with chocolate.
Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander - The only thing I didn't like about this cozy mystery set in a bakery called Tort was that it isn't actually real. Jules' concoctions sounded beyond amazing and my mouth absolutely watered. Plus, I loved her relationship with her mother as she tried to figure out how to get what she wanted to do figured out.
So what are your favorite books about food and family?