These delectable book and snack pairings will give any foodie fiction fan an all-around irresistible experience.
The Little Paris Bookshop (Little, Brown) by Nina George
Jean Perdu runs a bookshop on a barge on the Seine. Shattered to discover why his lover Manon left him, he embarks on a journey through the waterways of France to learn her fate. A novel about love and books – what better?
While you’re reading The Little Paris Bookshop, snack on a slice of Courgette and Goats Cheese Tortilla.
Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery (Little, Brown) by Jenny Colgan
The idyllic Cornish summer enjoyed by Polly and her boyfriend, Huckle, is suddenly threatened when the ownership of the little bakery she manages changes. A warm-hearted read about the challenges Polly must overcome.
With every chapter of Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery, you’ll be dying to sink your teeth into a delicious pastry.
Why not try our recipe for Petit Apple Pies?
Death by Carbs (Bookstorm) by Paige Nick
Tim Noakes, the brain behind the Banting diet, has been killed, and the search is on to figure out who’s responsible. Suspects include the CEO of a snack company, a sour ex-publisher and thousands of hungry Banters. Hilarious and unputdownable.
Nibble on a slice of this delicious chocolate ganache cake while you giggle your way through Death by Carbs:
Kitchens of the Great Midwest (Quercus) by J. Ryan Stradal
Eva’s chef father is left to raise her alone, but he makes sure cooking is in her blood. Eva’s rise to the top is told through those who know her. A delicious debut.
Get into the Midwest mindset by trying our Peanut butter and Jelly cupcakes.
The Tea Planter’s Wife (Penguin) by Dinah Jefferies
1925. Newlywed Gwen travels to join her husband, Laurence, in colonial Ceylon. But his past holds secrets that will threaten their marriage, and lead Gwen to an impossible choice. A gripping tale.
A delicious cup of green tea makes the perfect accompaniment for this great read. Get our tips for making the best cuppa here:
Recipes for Love and Murder (Umuzi) by Sally Andrew
Tannie Maria is a recipe-columnist-cum-agony aunt for a local paper in the Klein Karoo – until she gets caught up in a murder mystery. A charming and quirky read.
Brew a pot of coffee, and grab a biscotti from the batch you made earlier using Great SA Back-Off judge, Chef Tjaart’s pistachio and cranberry biscotti recipe.