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The Girl Who Chased the Moon The Girl Who Chased the Moon
By Allen, Sarah Addison
2010-03 - Bantam
9780553807219 Check our catalog

In the latest enchanting novel from "New York Times"-bestselling author Allen, two very different women discover how to find their places in the world--no matter how out of place they feel. …More

Gourmet Rhapsody Gourmet Rhapsody
By Barbery, Muriel
2009-08 - Europa Editions
9781933372952 Check our catalog

Barbery best expresses her talent, demonstrating sensitivity and profound understanding both of life's many flavors and of the ways of the human soul, with all its weaknesses and contradictions.--"Food & Beverage Magazine" (Italy). …More

The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs
By Bate, Dana
2013-02 - Hyperion Books
9781401311001 Check our catalog

Jennifer Weiner meets Julia Child in this charming debut novel about a 20-something foodie who secretly runs a supper club out of her landlord's townhouse. …More

The School of Essential Ingredients The School of Essential Ingredients
By Bauermeister, Erica
2009-01 - Putnam Adult
9780399155437 Check our catalog

Eight students gather in Lillian's Restaurant every Monday night for cooking class. It soon becomes clear, however, that each one seeks a recipe for something beyond the kitchen. …More

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
By Bender, Aimee
2010-06 - Doubleday Books
9780385501125 Check our catalog

Alex Awards (2011)

The wondrous Bender conjures the lush and moving story of a girl whose magical gift is really a devastating curse. "The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake" is a luminous tale--heartbreaking and funny, wise and sad. …More

How to Eat a Cupcake How to Eat a Cupcake
By Donohue, Meg
2012-03 - William Morrow & Company
9780062069283 Check our catalog

When childhood friends, Annie and Julia, reconnect as adults and decide to open a cupcakery, they must overcome old betrayals, first loves, and a dangerous threat in this deliciously charming debut. …More

Chocolat Chocolat
By Harris, Joanne
2000-01 - Penguin Books
9780140282030 Check our catalog

When beautiful, unmarried Vianne Rocher sweeps into the pinched little French town of Lansquenet on the heels of the carnival and opens a gem of a chocolate shop across the square from the church, she begins to wreak havoc with the town's Lenten vows. Her uncanny ability to perceive her customer's private discontents and alleviate them with just the right confection coaxes the villagers to abandon …More

Comfort Food Comfort Food
By Jacobs, Kate
2008-05 - G. P. Putnam's Sons
9780399154652 Check our catalog

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In this smart, delicious novel by the bestselling author of The Friday Night Knitting Club, a celebrity chef shows her friends and family the joy of fulfillment--and manages to spice up her own life at the same time. …More

Pomegranate Soup Pomegranate Soup
By Mehran, Marsha
2006-09 - Random House Trade
9780812972481 Check our catalog

Beneath the holy mountain Croagh Patrick, in damp and lovely County Mayo, sits the small, sheltered village of Ballinacroagh. To the exotic Aminpour sisters, Ireland looks like a much-needed safe haven. It has been seven years since Marjan Aminpour fled Iran with her younger sisters, Bahar and Layla, and she hopes that in Ballinacroagh, a land of "crazed sheep and dizzying roads," they might …More

The Last Chinese Chef The Last Chinese Chef
By Mones, Nicole
2007-05 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
9780618619665 Check our catalog

Kiriyama Prize (2008)

This exhilarating story is the transporting tale of how the sensual, romantic elements of haute Chinese cuisine become the perfect ingredients to lift the troubled soul of a grieving American woman. …More

The Hundred-Foot Journey The Hundred-Foot Journey
By Morais, Richard C.
2010-07 - Scribner Book Company
9781439165645 Check our catalog

In this lively and charming fable about family, nationality, snobbery, acceptance, and the inevitability of destiny, the hundred-foot distance between a new Indian kitchen and a traditional French one represents the gulf between cultures, people, tastes, and desires. …More

John Saturnall's Feast John Saturnall's Feast
By Norfolk, Lawrence
2012-09 - Grove Press
9780802120519 Check our catalog

A beautiful, rich and sensuous historical novel, "John Saturnall's Feast" tells the story of a young orphan who becomes a kitchen boy at a manor house and rises through the ranks to become the greatest cook of his generation. …More

The All You Can Dream Buffet The All You Can Dream Buffet
By O'Neal, Barbara
2014-06 - Wheeler Publishing
9781410467690 Check our catalog

Perfect for fans of Kristin Hannah and Susan Wiggs--Barbara O'Neal's new novel of food, friendship, and the freedom to grow your dreams brings together four very different women longing to savor the true taste of happiness.
Popular blogger and foodie queen Lavender Wills reigns over Lavender Honey Farms, a serene slice of organic heaven nestled in Oregon wine country. Lavender is determined …More

Angelina's Bachelors Angelina's Bachelors
By O'Reilly, Brian
2012-02 - Center Point
9781611732832 Check our catalog

"Sometimes the shortest distance between two people is the length of a kitchen table. . . ."
Far too young to be a widow, Angelina D'Angelo suddenly finds herself facing a life without her beloved husband, Frank. Late one night shortly after the funeral, she makes her way down to the kitchen and pours all of her grief and anger into the only outlet she has left--her passion for cooking. In a …More

Delicious! Delicious!
By Reichl, Ruth
2014-05 - Random House
9781400069620 Check our catalog

Ruth Reichl is a born storyteller. Through her restaurant reviews, where she celebrated the pleasures of a well-made meal, and her bestselling memoirs that address our universal feelings of love and loss, Reichl has achieved a special place in the hearts of hundreds of thousands of readers. Now, with this magical debut novel, she has created a sumptuous, wholly realized world that will enchant …More

Baking Cakes in Kigali Baking Cakes in Kigali
By Parkin, Gaile
2009-08 - Delacorte Press
9780385343435 Check our catalog

In a land where human tragedy is wrought in epic proportions due to AIDS, famine, and genocide, one woman has a gift for fighting hardship one cake at a time. …More