Summer Reading: Eleven Books That Make You Want to Eat

What a nice feeling to enjoy a good book. In addition, if business, of any kind, devotes part or all of its attention to dishes, recipes, or drinks, the level of enjoyment increases in general. In those moments you don’t need a sense of taste or smell, just reading a few well-written lines is enough to make the salivary glands work harder than an August apprentice.

In addition to fruit, summer also brings a vacation that many take advantage of to get back to or open the books. That’s why we’ve consulted some voracious readers to recommend actions that whet your appetite or make you want to drink. We included in the list novels, comedies, essays, diaries and memoirs; There are no recipe books because you can tell me what makes you hungry with a full color photo of a chocolate layer printed on expensive glossy paper. CommissionersHere are 11 food reads to liven up your holiday:


We have always lived in the castleBy Shirley Jackson

“Although it is a beautiful novel where its true heroes are revenge and darkness, food plays an important role in it,” the editor-in-chief highlights authorized Monica Escudero. Constance’s ingenuity means sumptuous stews, exquisite cakes, sumptuous breakfasts and any whim of the inhabitants of the house,” describes Escudero, who adds that “even after the disaster—you have to read the novel to understand it—he manages to keep making dishes that make you drool.” editorial: Lowercase letters. price: 18.50 euros at Todostuslibros.

Missing FlavorsBy Raquel Martos and Gabriella Tassili

Javier Serugida, one of the three members of the gastronomic podcast La Picaeta, chose Missing Flavors, a novel in which a group of people sign up for a course in a city in which they have to make an explanation that connects them to a special moment in their life. “It talks a lot about the taste of memories and the emotional connection we have with cooking. It’s very easy to read, and it’s one of those works that you stay in to live forever, and you feel a tremendous desire to enroll in one of those courses,” says Javier. “Plus,” adds this official, “every dish prepared by the characters comes with the corresponding recipe written by Chef Gabriella Tassili, in case you want to make it at home.” editorial: editions b. price: €18.91 on the Penguin Random House website.

Silence of the Lambsby Thomas Harris

No, food journalist Alexandra Somassi Don’t look for human ankles for sale or Silence of the Lambs It aroused his appetite: he recommends this work because he remembers that it made him want to drink. “In the first few pages, psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter bragged about eating someone’s stewed liver from the census, but what really caught my eye was the choice of wine, Amarone della Valpolicella, a name I had never read until then or heard,” Alexandra states. “In another chapter, my good doctor Clarice Sterling bought a bottle of Chateau Decem from the year she was born, and that’s when I got curious again. I spent years with those liquors in my head until I tried them,” says this journalist. editorial: pocket size. price: 9.95 euros at Todostuslibros.


lusterby Jin Wang

This comic tells the story of two friends, Kristen and her new neighbor, Moon. They are both Asian-American, and one of the ways they show this is through their dishes, especially those prepared in the latter’s house,” she comments. PatriciaResponsible for food networks and writer of novels such as Responsibility for naming Beatrice in Tuscany. “Without food being the main theme of the book, you can find it give Mianwhich is a type of noodle soup, a type of Taiwanese ice cream, and some other types dumblin and references to many other dishes,” says Patricia. editorial: Sabristi. price: 17.90 euros on the Todostuslibros website.

ignorantby Etienne D’Avodou

The second recommendation of Javier Serrugida is this French black and white work, which is “about a cartoonist who has a friend who makes wine, offers to help him with his tasks for a year, and in return, the protagonist teaches him the comic world of the grape grower.” “It’s so cool, because apart from being a true story by the author himself, you really want to know and learn about wine science and the comics, which are two very interesting worlds,” says Serrugida. editorial: the dome. price: 19.90 euros on the publisher’s website.

Destinations, diaries, memories, etc

Gastrosophy, an atypical history of philosophyAnd the By Eduardo Infante and Christina Macia

The patriarch of food, Miquel López Iturriaga, admits that he approached this book thinking it would be an important tostón, but in no way: “As soon as I started reading it, I scolded myself for my prejudices, which I would have missed one of the food’s most Interesting, fun and luxury for this year.” According to López Iturriaga, “With a friendly tone, good humor, and epic spirit, Eduardo Infante and Cristina Macia describe some philosophers’ ideas about food—and their obsession—from Socrates to Marx, passing through Averroes, Descartes, Montaigne, or Kant.” He asserts that he not only narrates curiosity, but “invites us to reflect on issues such as pleasure, deprivation, sin, entertainment, or culture, which are more closely related to food than we usually think.” editorial: Rosamron. price: 20.90 euros on the page of Todostuslibros.

Cooked and whippedhevaluationby mercedes cyprien

“This book is as comforting as the soups he loves so much,” says Mnica Escudero, the author of the book, Mercedes Ciprien, who imagined creating a restaurant called Soponcio Soups where only this food would be served. in learning to play an instrument really complex, being an adult woman with the life and responsibilities of an adult woman.” Escudero asserts that his “patience, perseverance and sense of humor are accompanied by a fermented cooking aroma such as KYou goItalian soup with a temperature of more than 35 degrees in the shade and many other delicacies.” Monica concludes: “If you love music and food, this painting depicting Hossen will encourage you to read in the summer.” editorialRandom Literature House. price: 17 euros on the publisher’s website.

Fucking gastronomyby David Remartinez

David writes hilariously and very complex in his simplicity, catchy without being baroque, making the 230 pages of this book imbibe faster than the jug of ribogetto in the gallery. It is an anti-elitist essay, gastronomy descends from the inaccessible attic that some critics and scholars have climbed, to the entrance to the building, on the same street. With chapters like “Why Good Wine Is What You Like” or “Why Good Eating Doesn’t Depend On Price”, Remartínez stands out from those businesses that smell cigar smoke and make anyone expert in this matter or not, find his treatises on spoon and bottles interesting. Editorial: Unveiled editions. price: 20 euros on the publisher’s website.

Excessive joyalso (food magazines)by Samuel Pepes

This short book, only 128 pages long, consists of portions of the gastronomic theme taken from the famous magazines written by 17th century Englishman Samuel Pepes. Writer Kiko Amat advised us to read it: “Friend Pepys spends his entire business eating and thinking what he’s going to eat, vomiting and drinking and trying to kiss people. He also manages his assets, but he vomits more than he manages”, sums up the author of the book track breakersAnd the rematch also before the hurricanenamong other titles. editorial: North Books. price: 16.50 euros at Todostuslibros.

real change: a Back to the origin in the land of the shepherdsby Gaby Martinez

“It’s kind of a fictional memoir written by the author a few years ago when he decided to spend the winter in his mother’s town, Extremadura, in a region known as Siberian Extremaduran due to its environmental and social harshness,” says the journalist. authorized Carlos Orquin. “Uncle secluded himself in a shepherd’s house in contemplation of a difficult time in life with the aim of reconnecting with his origins. His thoughts are a bit on the environmental issue, but I remember he also woke me up very hungry, because there are very interesting descriptions of common foods and situations related to cooking”, Carlos details. editorial: Six Paral. price: 19.50 euros at Todostuslibros.

We ate and drankby Ignacio Peru

food communication Claudia Gonzalez Crespo He advises us to read We ate and drank, a book that “takes a tour of the months of the year based on Ignacio Peyró’s gastronomic memory, with a narrative transmitted from a distance”. More than a desire to eat, Gonzalez Crespo notes, “too,” this work takes him beyond meals, moments of shared enjoyment and time, and memories and nostalgia. editorial: Asteroid Books. price: 17.95 euros at Todostuslibros.


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