I used to read a series of books, whose author’s name I’ve long forgotten, on a caterer who was constantly getting into trouble and then out trouble. These books were older, as in I read them close to 20 years ago. But they were fun and the recipes included in the books were ones I enjoyed trying out.
These books were available through my tiny local library, and yes we’re talking a small ATCO style trailer with limited days of availability.
For example, from this blog alone, we have Marilyn Brant and her ice cream books like:
On Any Given Sundae and Double Dipping. In her book, A Summer In Europe, she has mention a lot of different foods according to the country they’re in. So you can taste her fiction and European flavors at the same time!
I also have it on sly that Michelle Diener’s next Regency, Banquet of Lies, has a lady hiding out at a nobleman’s residence as a chef. The inside source, one of Michelle’s CPs, says the dishes sound wonderful and the cooking directions are historically accurate!
Another writer I know, Liz Lipperman has a popular cozy series, A Clueless Cook Mystery
with book one being Liver Let Die. Book 2 in the series is Beef Stolen-Off. She includes recipes with her books too! J
I’ve thought about writing a cookbook, and actually have a family favorites in progress, but hadn’t considered going the route of the talented authors mentioned above.
What about you readers – do you like food in your fiction? It goes without saying that food WITH your fiction is perfect! Coffee cake anyone? J