I just finished a short, quick, melancholy yet beautiful read: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender. It's sort of the opposite premise to Like Water for Chocolate: a young girl suddenly gains the ability to taste the people and places linked to the food she eats. So she tastes the health or lack thereof in the animals, the factories behind processed food, and the emotions and personal situations of the people who cook her food. At first I was ready to write it off as just another junkfood for the mind kind of book, but when I finished, I was awash with feelings of bittersweet melancholy that were absolutely...delicious. A sad, yet hopeful book. Worth the read for anyone in love with foodie novels.
Hey readers! Anyone have any foodie book recommendations? I will start compiling a list of others that I like and I'll share soon!