This blog will guide you to 9 mouth-watering fiction books for food lovers in India for every foodie-bibliophile!
As CS Lewis said, “Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.” So, without delay, below is a much-craved list of 9 fiction books for food lovers in India!
1. The Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
● Story of Tilo, who runs a grocery store and has deep knowledge about spices.
● It is one of the best-selling novels of Divakaruni.
● Later, in 2005 it was adapted into a movie of the same name.
● Published by the Doubleday Publishers on February 6, 1997.
● Goodreads rating- 3.5/5
2. The Abundance by Amit Majmudar
● The story shows how cooking food can bring families back together.
● Mala, who had broken her bond with her mother when she was diagnosed with cancer, decides to learn the art of Indian cooking from her mother.
● Published by Picador April 8, 2014.
● Goodreads rating- 3.8/5
3. Chef by Jaspreet Singh
● Chef by Jaspreet Singh has a story of Kip becoming an apprentice under the camp chef, Kishen.
● Kip learns to prepare local dishes and delicacies from around the globe in the violence and extreme temperatures.
● Chef, published by Bloomsbury USA on April 13, 2010.
● Goodreads rating- 3.3/ 5
4. Serving Crazy with Curry by Amulya Malladi
● Story of a girl Devi, who is in a dilemma of pressures to marry and become a traditional Indian wife and the humiliation of losing her job in Silicon Valley.
● Devi makes blueberry curry interspersed with delicious recipes.
● This story blends food, humour, struggle and warmth.
● Published by Piatkus on December 2, 2004.
● Goodreads rating- 3.6/5
5. Delicious! by Ruth Reichl
● Story of a young girl named Billie Breslin who gets a job in New York as an executive assistant in a food magazine.
● During her job experience, she learns about the importance and history of food.
● Published by Random House on May 12, 2015.
● Goodreads rating- 3.8/5
6. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
● Story of the De La Garza family. According to the family tradition, Tita, the youngest daughter of the family, is not allowed to marry and takes care of her mother for a whole lifetime. But the story takes a turn when she falls in love with Pedro Muzquiz.
● This book expresses how food transfers the feelings of the one while cooking into the hearts & minds of those who eat it.
● Like Water for Chocolate, published by Doubleday in 1992 in Mexico (in the US, 1995).
● Goodreads rating:- 4.0/5
7. The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
● The story revolves around the lives of eight students who take a cooking class for Chef Lillian every Monday night.
● It shows how the food brought a positive change in their lives and depicts the importance of food and cooking.
● Published by Putnam Adult on January 22, 2009.
● Goodreads rating:- 3.8/5
8. The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry
● Story of 26-years-old Ginny Selvaggio, who is suffering from Asperger Syndrome.
● After the demise of her parents, Selvaggio finds out that she can talk to the ghosts while cooking dishes by using their recipes.
● Published by Gallery Books on April 12, 2011.
● Goodreads rating:- 3.7/5
9. The Love Goddess Cooking School by Melissa Senate
● Holly Maguire decided to continue cooking school, despite not knowing how to cook. She does it to preserve the legacy of her grandmother.
● Even after dropping out of school, Holly continues the cooking classes with the remaining four students. All are learning cooking to solve their life problems.
● Published by Gallery Books on October 26, 2010.
● Goodreads ratings:- 3.7/5
These must-read fiction books for food lovers in India even come with recipes and cooking tips. So, hurry on picking up these mouth-watering books soon!
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