Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Yummy Foods Mentioned in Books



This week’s topic: Top Ten Yummy Foods Mentioned In Books. I’m taking this to mean books that aren’t foodie non-fiction.  And, I’m not even counting how many such “foods” I mention!

Two of my favorite book series for sheer food delight are Jan Karon’s Mitford and Louise Penny’s Chief Inspector Gamache series.  Probably because I am currently listening to the newest book, the food of Mitford is on my mind! And, there’s an actual published cookbook of all the great Mitford food.

The OMC–the Orange Marmalade Cake. This is the one that nearly kills Father Tim–it’s that sweet! But boy does it sound fabulous!   Puny’s Cornbread and her Macaroni and Cheese!n the newest books, Dooley’s Deep Dish Pizza, always makes me want someThose Vanilla Muffins from the cookbook–I copied the recipe years ago from the library’s copy of the cookbook. We LOVE them.  While the OMC, Puny’s Cornbread and, who could forget it? liver mush are about the most mentioned, food plays a big role in this series as people gather together or live out ordinary lives or drop something off to comfort a neighbor. And it is all great-sounding Southern American food although they’ve eased up on the deep frying.


Scrambled eggs with brie. I don’t even really enjoy scrambled eggs but I bet brie would help the flavor a lot! Duck, Brie, and Fig Confit Sandwich –my mouth waters every time this is mentioned! Parsnip and Apple Soup with a Drizzle of Walnut-Infused Oil YUM!!!  Admit it, they had you, too, at the “drizzle,” right? Then there’s the chocolate-covered blueberries from The Beautiful Mystery.… swoon. Heck, I’d even take a Tim Horton’s doughnut!

Although it does not offer ALL the recipes, The Nature of the Feast can be downloaded here to help you enjoy Gabri’s wonderful meals.


Just about anything in the City Baker’s Guide to Country Living–including even the crock of Boston Baked Beans served with Brown Bread “spackled’ with real butter!


That subscription required, one-off dinner. All of it. Everything! Kitchens of the Great Midwest.

Top Ten Tuesday is held weekly at The Broke and the Bookish. Here is the link to the rules. 

You can read all of this week’s lists here.

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  1. I completely forgot Kitchens of the Great Midwest, but that had loads of yummy food in it! Well done you to remember it.

    I’m in a book club and this month we’re reading Penny’s latest, Glass Houses. I have NEVER read her, but now knowing that there will be food in the book I’m excited. I guess it means I’ll have to go back and start at the beginning of the series!

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