The Magical World of Foodie Books


Chocolate, cupcakes, strawberries, and whip cream. All of which can make my mouth water when I read about them in books. There are so many great books out there with or without recipes that showcase delicious imagery of mostly baked goods. Since I've been on such a foodie bender with cooking shows I thought I would find some scrumptious books and quotes that we can all drool over.

Delicious Quotes

"HOLDING THE WHISK TIGHTLY, I swirled the pale-yellow batter around the bowl, the sweet scents of vanilla, brown sugar, and bitter dark chocolate perfuming the air. Even though it was a cool autumn morning, the heat from the oven made the kitchen feel toasty warm."
 "The earthy, slightly spicy, taste of the lavender mixed with hints of lemon and honey. The cupcake melted in my mouth the way Mom’s pineapple upside down cake used to do. The cupcake’s lavender flavor, melding with Rayne’s honey, took me back."

"Walking through town with Trip, I thought about how easily he had folded me into his group. Sometimes when Didi makes peanut butter cookies, she'll get all cranky trying to blend the peanut butter in the sugar, eggs, and butter. See, the peanut butter always stays in a big clump and the eggs are all slimy and you have to really work at it before everything gets nice and smooth. But the way Trip pulled me into his buttery, sugary life, you'd never know when I was peanut butter in the first place."

“It takes forty muscles to frown, and only twelve to jam a cupcake in your mouth and get over it.” 

“I've never met a problem a proper cupcake couldn't fix.” 

Delicious Stories

Other than the three quote worthy books above, here are some other foodie books I've read that you might enjoy:

Meet Your Baker: A mystery centered around a baker in her family bakery called Torte. If you like small towns, recipes at the end of your book, and cozy mysteries you might just like Meet Your Baker.

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake: A really odd book with a main character with an unusual power to taste the emotions of the person who made what she's eating.

The Cupcake Queen: Small town, enemies, friends, a cute boy, and a cupcake shop all rolled into one.

Cake: Love, chickens, and a taste of peculiar: A girl moving from foster to foster home settles down in a place where magic is real and in the form of desserts!

The Savages: A very descriptive take on eating something very different from desserts... this family has a hunger for flesh.

The Orchard: One taste of an apple and a perfume maker finds her way into a romance. More romance than food book but who's complaining?

It's Raining Cupcakes: A moody mother, an independent daughter, a cupcake shop, and a baking contest are all in store for you in It's Raining Cupcakes.

Pie: A deceased aunt who's pie recipes are famous and a niece who's on a search to find them.

Relish: A journey into a writer's relationship with life and food.

Will Devour Later

Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World: Seems like not too complicated vegan cupcake recipes. 

The Help Yourself Cookbook for Kids: Looks like a very vibrant cookbook with simple recipes even if it's marketed to kids.

Little Beach Street Bakery: really only want to read because of the cover and the words beach and bakery. 

All Four Stars: Love the idea of a kid food critic and gourmet chef.

A Batter of Life and Death: The sequel to Meet Your Baker!

Fresh Delicious: Vibrant colors and poems to make kids (and adults) want to eat healthy food from nature.

The Ugly Dumpling: Look like a cute retelling with pretty illustrations.

What are some delicious books you've read?


  1. THIS POST MADE ME SO HUNGRY AND I WANT TO EAT ALL THESE BOOKS IMMEDIATELY. *shrieks* Food in books is like my ultimate weakness. It can never go wrong. XD AHHHH. I really want to read All Four Stars too! But I'd forgotten how badly I needed it till now. :P
    The Scorpio Races describes food soooo amazingly I practically drool all over the book too. XD And I read a book called 100 Days of Cake recently (!!) SO MUCH CAKE. SO MUCH JOY.

    1. I know, I completely forgot about All Four Stars and there is already a sequel out! I really wish my library had it );
      100 DAYS OF CAKE!? I didn't know I needed that until now. I didn't know The Scorpio Races had such descriptive writing for food. Another reason to read it already.

  2. Thanks for sharing! I do love books with great descriptions of food, especially the ones that include recipes! Yay for including Relish. I love that one!


    1. I just saw your post about Lucy's other book about her wedding which reminded me about Relish (:

  3. This is such a fun idea for a roundup! Thanks for sharing. I've had a few of these on my TBR for a while, like PIE and Meet Your Baker. I could go for a good piece of cake right now! ;)

    1. Both books were really good. Any time for cake is a good time (:

  4. What a delicious post! :P Makes me want to get up and bake something for the family, it doesn't help that I'm reading this on an empty stomach either ha ha! Thanks for sharing all these fun books!

    1. I so want to bake whenever I read one of these books too.

  5. This post made me so hungry! I am bookmarking it for next time I am in the mood for a foodie read. :D

  6. Yum, yum, yum! The book The Coincidence of Coconut Cake made me crave coconut cake so bad while reading. How adorable is the title and cover for The Ugly Dumpling?! I want to read it now. :)


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