Tuesday, June 21, 2016

On Tuesday, June 21, 2016 by Vicki Lesage in ,
Cookbooks aren't the only places for food in writing. In fact, fresh, crunchy veggies and sweet, fluffy cakes often make their appearances in fiction, playing with our appetites as the characters play with our emotions.

In particular, there's something about romance and food. How many times have we fallen in love over a chocolate soufflé or a glass of wine? Lots of times, in the pages of a book. So here are a few of our favorite foodie love stories. You'll fall in love with the characters and the food!

Culinary Delights: Four Delectable Foodie Romances
by Penny Watson and Julia Barrett

Four love stories, written by two award-winning authors… In “Beauty and the Feast,” Eva, a personal chef, meets wealthy entrepreneur, Gabriel, and sparks fly, in and out of the kitchen. In “Apples Should be Red,” what happens when opposites are forced to spend a holiday together? They attract. The stories in this book are creative, romantic, sexy and delicious—and had us wishing for seconds! (We were thrilled to see the bonus recipes!)

Red Hot Reunion
by Bella Andre

Emma crushed Jason's heart back in college. Now, as a hot celebrity chef with a hit TV show, he's ready to meet Emma at their college reunion, with plans to pay her back: offering her a sexy adventure, only to then watch her fall. But Emma has plans of her own and is ready for any challenge Jason has prepared. A fun, sexy read by best-selling author Bella Andre.

Little Beach Street Bakery
by Jenny Colgan

Polly becomes a baker in Cornwall to get her mind off her broken heart. But this hobby soon turns into a passion. Polly finds joy through all of the delicious ingredients she adds to her bread, including the honey from an attractive beekeeper. A touching read about starting over, finding oneself and finding happiness.

Taste: A Love Story
by Tracy Ewens

Kara last saw Logan years ago, in Paris when she studied at Le Cordon Bleu. Now in her thirties, Kara is a food critic for the LA Times and is assigned a story about Logan, who's just opened a new restaurant. Soon, they are discovering their delicious passion for each other. But this time, can they make it right? A great mix of food, romance and family.