I love reading about food. I don't qualify as real foodie because pate makes me gag, quail eggs would not be welcome on my plate and any intestines would have me heading toward the door.
But I love reading about food.
It's been a real challenge finding an author to satisfy my food cravings and I've finally thrown my hands up in despair. I had high hopes for Louisa Edwards but the anonymous sex that started her second book hit my hot buttons and I couldn't go on. Susan Mallery has a series that starts with Delicious but it missed a beat with me.
Right now I'm getting my addiction taken care of with non-fiction food writing. Ruth Reichl writes of food with bone melting beauty that even if it's something you'd never put in your mouth, the words are savored with the same pleasure as the author savored the dish.
I have Gael Greene's autobiography to read. I've read Jeffrey Steingarten, Julia Child and the Best Food Writing of 2009.
I'd love to read a fiction where the food is written about with the same sensuality and lyricism as the non-fiction writers.