Reading List: Food in Fiction

Warning: coming to our library at the moment may make you extremely hungry! We have everything food and we have it everywhere!

It’s not just our scrumptious range of cook books and foodie mags, not just our DVD collection of food shows such as Annabel Langbein’s Free Range Cook, or Chef Michael Van de Elzen’s The Food Truck series, not just the biographies by celebrity chefs such as Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsey but –  our inter-loan librarian Aroha has also sourced some fantastic fiction reads that feature gastronomy and culinary artifice dished up with a  side of romance, mystery, or drama.

These titles are perfect for enjoying in a warm spot with a thick wedge of deliciousness!


The Corrina Chapman Series by Kerry Greenwood:


Earthly delights

Heavenly pleasures

Devil’s food

Trick or treat

Forbidden fruit

Cooking the books


wicked-195x300The Lizzy & Diesel series by Janet Evanovich:

Wicked appetite

Wicked business

Wicked charms


Barry Crump:wild pork and watercress

Wild pork and watercress

Puha road




The case of the deadly butter chicken: from the files of Vish Puri, India’s most private investigator by Tarquin Hall





Bakery sisters by Susan Mallery2827647

Sweet talk

Sweet spot

Sweet trouble


Big Sky Pie series by Adrianne Lee







24867001Current Creek Valley by RaeAnne Thayne

The art of baking blind by Sarah Vaughn

Yes, Chef! by Lisa joy

The particular sadness of lemon cake by Aimee Benderlemoncake

The pumpkin muffin murder by Livia J Washburn

Delicious! by Ruth Reichl



Happy devouring!


About HB Williams Memorial Library Staff

The HB Williams Memorial Library includes five community libraries and supports the multi-cultural community of Gisborne and the East Coast of New Zealand.
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