Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Fave Characters in Foodie Fiction

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, this week's topic: Top Ten Characters in Foodie Fiction (to go along with my Foodie February month)!

1.  Josh from Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler...*super swoon*!

2.  Josey Cirrini in The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen...such a loveable character!

3.  I liked all of the characters from The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister but especially restauranteur Lillian.

4.  Fiery Gertrudis from Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel was a great secondary charadcter.

5.  Young Mia in The Love Goddess' Cooking School by Melissa Senate

6.  Jessamine from The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman

7. Andy from Dinner, A Love Story by Jenny Rosenstrach...I'm cheating since Andy is a real person and not a character - but what can I say?  I love it when a man cooks!

8. Rose in The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender...this book wasn't without some issues, but it still stays with me due to the unique premise of tasting people's emotions in food.

9.  Bay from Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

10.  Finn from The Lost Art of Mixing by Erica Bauermeister...who could resist an orphaned gentle giant who collects stories??


  1. I love the idea of the genre you created, foodie fiction. Love it.

  2. I love this list! Sarah Addison Allen is one of the best authors; such smart and clever stories. Garden Spells was definitely my favourite.

    Tonile @ My Cup and Chaucer.

  3. Awesome list, I love the theme you chose to go with it =) Josey was awesome (<3 the book too) and Garden Spells was a wonderful read. Been meaning to read Like Water for Chocolate, I've heard great things about it.

    Here's my Top Ten for this week :)

  4. I love this list idea and I think I might add Iggy from Fried Green Tomatoes and Armande from Chocolat.

  5. I love the topic you chose for your list. It's really cute! :)

    Halee @ Confessions of a Book Addict

    My Top Ten

  6. I loved The Sugar Queen (when I thought I wouldn't) and enjoyed The Cookbook Collector (although not as much as I'd hoped).

    Foodie fiction. Delicious. Now to raid my fridge! :)

    Here's my TTT for the week. Happy reading!

  7. What a great idea for this week's TTT! I haven't read any foodie fiction, but some of these look seriously tempting.

    I'd be delighted if you have a chance to stop by my TTT list this week!

  8. Ooo, I just got Bittersweet from the library this week!