Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books That Feature Food


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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.

 Today’s Topic: Ten Books that Feature Food


1. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

Macy joins the Wish Catering crew. Amidst all of the goodness of this book are some delicious treats. 😉

2. Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley

This text is Lucy’s memoir in graphic novel form. Food is at the center of this book, and it’s also a wonderful coming-of-age story. This is one of my favorite graphic novels.

3. See You at Harry’s by Jo Knowles

Fern’s family’s restaurant is at the center of this text, and this influences the family dynamic. Just thinking about this novel makes me emotional. It is a very moving text.

4. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Lia counts every calorie that goes into her mouth. While food isn’t featured in a positive light in this text, it is most certainly the center of everything in Lia’s world.

5. Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff

Jolly is a single mother, and as the book summary states, LeVaughn helps her “make lemonade out of the lemons her life has given her.” I love this cover. I can’t even remember if there is actual lemonade in the book, but when I think of this book, I think of the vivid lemon on the cover.


1. Little Monsters by Kara Thomas

In the midst of this crazy and tough-to-read-at-times mystery, Kacey learns to love food and cook. She even considers going to culinary school in her future. Kacey also works at her stepmother’s restaurant and her stepmother also cooks in the book.

2. Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

Hudson loves to bake and there are so many delicious cupcakes mentioned throughout the book–you’ll be drooling as you read!

3. Courage for Beginners by Karen Harrington

The mention of food in Courage for Beginners is different than in the first two I mentioned. When Mysti’s dad ends up in the hospital, her agoraphobic mom still will not leave the house and food becomes scarce. They even break into their emergency food box. I struggled with Mysti’s hunger and sudden push to have to be the adult in the family.

4. Cucumber Quest: The Doughnut Kingdom by Gigi D.G.

The whole setting of this book is food!

5. Rutabaga the Adventure Chef by Eric Colossal

Rutabaga uses his cooking to overcome obstacles and hunger pains!

Honorary. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Food and drinks is mentioned throughout the series, specifically by the Weasley brothers who seem to have an endless appetite.  I mean, they’ve even made food from the world of Harry Potter for Universal!

Which books have yummy food mentioned that you love? 

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5 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books That Feature Food”

  1. Wonderful, yummy list! I haven’t read too many of these yet, but I loved Relish, too – and also Lucy’s other graphic memoirs, in which food always features heavily!

    When my son was little, he LOVED the food in the Redwall books – he said the descriptions of the feasts made him hungry! (even though they were animal feasts and so were vegetarian and he wasn’t a big veggie lover) He said it was the way Jacques described the foods. We gave him the Redwall Cookbook for Christmas one year.


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