Writing with food


We said all along that this blog would be about writing and eating, but I keep forgetting about the writing. So I want to share with you some of my favorite books that are all about food, but I’m not including cookbooks (that’ll be another post). Here’s my short (there are dozens more I could add) list in no particular order:

Chocolat by Joanne Harris, the movie features Johnny Depp AND it’s set in France. Need I say more?

The Hundred Foot Journey, by Richard C. Marais. From India to France. Fabulous.

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, by Frannie Flag. Another great movie and made me fall in love with southern food..

The Kitchen God’s Wife, by Amy Tan. There’s just something about this family and food…

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl. Good when you’re a kid, just as good when you’re an adult. Another food movie.

My Life in France, Julia Child. Another movie favorite – food, food, and food, but best of all, Stanley Tucci.

Garden Spells, Sarah Addison Allen. Beautiful and succulent and sweet.

Kitchen Confidential, Anthony Bourdain. Tells you everything you maybe did not want to know about working in a kitchen. Funny, smart, kind of scary.

I’m finishing this up with a quick list of fabulous movies about food, movies that I watch over and over again: Big Night, Ratatouille, Eat Drink Man Woman, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Babette’s Feast, The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, Last Holiday, and because that movie made me think of Gerard Depardieu,I’ll end this list with the most beautiful food movie I’ve ever seen: Vatel.





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