Sunday, July 5, 2009
If you're looking for a great read to help pass poolside time while working on a tan, here are three fun foodie books to indulge in.
This book is all about passion. Whether that's a passion for food, travel or her photographer, main character and writer Meg Parker discovers the joys of each while exploring the French countryside in a quest to finish her first book. This delicious tale is a page turner, and author Nancy Coon's descriptions will whisk you away to a land of toile and tartines.
The Discovery of Chocolate is the mouth-watering fictional tale of the evolution of chocolate throughout history intertwined with a love story (think Tuck Everlasting meets Chocolat). The story is told through the eyes of a young Spainard who comes to the new world and falls in love with a beautiful native who gives him a chocolate elixir drink that will forever change him. Romantic, compelling and exciting, The Discovery of Chocolate is a fairy tale for adults.
This New York Times bestseller is an autobiographical narrative of "one woman's search for everything across Italy, India and Indonesia." Author Elizabeth Gilbert sets out to fulfill some of her lifelong dreams after her marriage falls apart by traveling the world. She indulges in delicious food and language lessons in Italy and searches for God in an ashram in India. Finally, she finds balance and unexpected love on the Indonesian island of Bali.