Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Top Ten Tuesday: Books set in kitchens

 

 






Welcome to this week's edition of Top Ten Tuesday which is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's theme is Books Set In X (Pick a setting and share books that are all set there. This could be a specific continent or country, a state, in outer space, underwater, on a ship or boat, at the beach, etc.) I am choosing to do books set in and around kitchens, so could feature cafe owners, cooks and more!





Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus - a scientist becomes a TV cooking show host. (my review)



The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan - Four home cooks compete for the chance to co-host (my review)






The City Bakers Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller - A pastry chef flees Boston after a culinary disaster and finds herself in small town Vermont (my review)



Celebrations in Bellbird Bay by Maggie Christensen - Sandy, the main character in this book, owns a baking and catering business (my review)






Finding Family at the Cornish Cove by Kim Nash - Gemma is running the local cafe in this book set in Cornwall (my review)



The Enchanted Garden Cafe by Abigail Drake  - This cafe is run by a character called Fiona and is located in Pittsburgh. (my review)







Love and Saffron by Kim Fay - This is a story of inter-generational friendship that formed from a mutual love of food (my review)



Sweet Bean Paste by Durian Sukegawa - Another story of inter-generational friendship set in a cafe that only sells doriyaki. My review for this one will be posted in January.






Battle Royal by Lucy Parker - Two bakers compete for the opportunity to cook for a royal wedding.



Finding Love at the Christmas Market by Jo Thomas - Connie loves baking, and is looking for love online which leads her to a German Christmas market.



Where did your list take you this week?

22 comments:

  1. I only read a few chapters of Lessons in Chemistry, but I found the writing not working for me. Also, I don't think it's funny at all whoops.

    My TTT: https://laurieisreading.com/2023/11/28/top-ten-tuesday-how-am-i-doing-on-my-backlist-titles/

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    1. Hmmm.. I'm not sure I went into it expecting it to be funny.

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    1. There were plenty of other options for this topic Deb

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  3. Books set in kitchens often make me hungry. :D

    Here is my Top Ten Tuesday post.

    Lydia

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  4. What a fun topic! I was going to say the same thing Lydia did. Books about food make me hungry. I just finished one about a girl who loved to bake and it made me crave cupcakes, brownies, and cookies. LOL.

    Happy TTT!

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  5. I love a kitchen setting! I’ve read 3 of these! ~Carol @ ReadingLadies

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    1. Almost as much as a bookshop for me Carol!

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  6. I love this idea!! A very unique topic for today. https://cindysbookcorner.blogspot.com/

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  7. I love this set of books and I must tag them for future reding choices. I do love Lessons in Chemisty.

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  8. Lessons in Chemistry was a very interesting read. I'm glad I gave it a chance. Happy reading. My TTT https://readwithstefani.com/top-10-books-set-in-spain-on-my-tbr/

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  9. Oooh great choice! I love so many books set in and around cafes and small restaurants/etc.

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  10. I loved The Kitchen Front. I suggest Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune, about a woman coping with her estranged mother's death while trying to re-open her grandmother's restaurant

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    1. Thanks for the rec! I will add it to my list

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  11. I love your take on the topic, and I loved Lessons in Chemistry!

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