What are the best fiction books related with food?

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    #1Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl is a humor and fantasy fiction novel first published in 1964. This book tells the story of Mr. Willy Wonka's chocolate factory and five lucky children who got an entry ticket for a tour.

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    Daniel Gonzales
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Charlie and the Chocolate factory is an all time classic. I read it for school, and have seen the original movie. It's a fun story that also makes me crave chocolate."
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    #2Blueberries for Sal

    Blueberries for Sal

    Blueberries for Sal is a Caldecott Honor Book written by Robert McCloskey. This picture book for children was originally published in 1948. It tells the story of what happens after Sal and her mother meet a mother bear.

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    Dong Zhou
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I think that Bluberries for Sal fits this topic well. It is a picture book so I assume that classifies as a fiction. Food does seem to play a big part in the book."
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    #3Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

    Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

    Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg has a folksy, fresh, endearing and affecting story. Written by one of the fairest and funniest ladies in America, it tells a contrasting, yet enthralling tale of humor and drama.

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    Jeffrey Parker
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "An amazing book written by an amazing author. It captures the essence of the American South in a bygone era so perfectly, it is almost mythical. It taught me some of the most valuable life lessons and has inspired me ever since I first read it all those years ago."
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    #4James and the Giant Peach

    James and the Giant Peach
    One of Roald Dahl's earliest works, James and the Giant Peach is a classic children's book first published in 1961. It tells the story of James Henry Trotter, who goes on an adventure inside a peach that is as big as a house.
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    Jessica Sandoval
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "James and the Giant Peach is such a classic. I get it's about food but that's not really the point, not even food, a peach. Great movie though! I think I just don't like the wording of the topic."
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    #5The Kitchen God's Wife

    The Kitchen God's Wife
    The Kitchen God's Wife is a novel by Amy Tan that tells the story of a Chinese mother, Winnie Louie, and her American-born daughter, Pearl. Winnie tells Pearl of her life in China, and Pearl discovers her mother's hidden depths.
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    María Acevedo
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This is not so much about food, but the story of two life-long friends and their past. The fear of possibly dying reveals many secrets. It is well written and enjoyable."
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    #6A Christmas Carol

    A Christmas Carol

    A Christmas Carol is one of Dicken's greatest masterpieces. It tells the story of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who gets unexpected visitors in his sleep one Christmas Eve and wakes up a changed man.

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    Michael Burns
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "A Christmas Carol is the old Dickens' work that described the story of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge who gets visited by ghosts at night. It's likely that you already know it, as it was adapted into several Disney films and characters. It's a classic tale that kids love time and time again, and underlines the importance of not being a miserly old man. Of course that's just a small lesson of many, but it's an important one. Selfishness is not the way to live. Highly recommend as it's nice to see in book form as opposed to in the movies and shows."
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    #7The Hobbit

    The Hobbit

    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is a modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable life, but his contentment is disturbed when Gandalf and a group of dwarves arrive on his doorstep.

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    Edward Cooper
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This solution brought me quickly to amazon where I could purchase The Hobbit novel. It was the 75th anniversary addition at a good price."
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    #8The Forgotten Recipe (Amish Heirloom Series)

    The Forgotten Recipe (Amish Heirloom Series)

    Being married to Seth was the best thing that happened to Veronica, but a job accident took him from her. Devastated, she decided to open a bake stand to sell some pies. One of her most regular costumers is Jason, who was with Seth the day he died: first he went to the stand to buy some pies, but after a few weeks, he become interested in Veronica.

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    #9Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is the first book in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs series which is written by Judi Barrett and illustrated by Ron Barrett. This children's picture book was published in 1978.

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    Christian Allen
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This was such a great book. I remember reading this back when it first came out in school. "
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    #10The Secret Life of Bees

    The Secret Life of Bees

    The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd depicts loss and betrayal. This book was a New York Times bestseller and has won the 2004 Book Sense Book of the Year Awards. In 2008, this novel was turned into a movie.

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    Eugene Barnes
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "While "The Secret Life of Bees" is certainly a great novel, I am would be remiss if I did not point out that it is not actually related to food. For that reason, and that reason only, I cannot agree that it is the best fiction book related to food, for that is not at all the case. It is however, a fantastic novel worthy of anyone's time"
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    #11The Joy Luck Club

    The Joy Luck Club
    The Joy Luck Club is a best-selling novel by Amy Tan that tells the story of a group of four Chinese women who meet together for mahjong and companionship. Later, their daughters continue the tradition.
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    Nicholas Hoffman
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "The book was a required reading I can remember being assigned in 2009-2010 as a freshman in college. It was engaging and insightful reading about immigrants perspective from Asia post World War II. It was a nice break from the doom and gloom of what my history classes had provided. It was a refreshing book to read with four Chinese women who had moved to San Francisco and found comfort of home by playing mahjong and enjoying dim sum. Their tradition of bonding together and talking of their tragedies experienced in life continued on as their daughters continued this tradition. This book although sprinkled with tragic themes of loss also had underlying positive feelings and was an engaging and positive book."
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    #12Green Eggs and Ham

    Green Eggs and Ham

    “Do you like green eggs and ham?” asks Sam-I-am in the classic book for children by Dr Seuss that has cemented its place among American children for ages. Follow Sam-I-Am and encourage your children to read by themselves. 

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    Ann Shaw
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I love this book. It was one of my favorites as a child and I plan on reading it to my childer as well."
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    #13Like Water for Chocolate

    Like Water for Chocolate

    Like Water for Chocolate is a romantic magical realism novel for young adults written by bestselling author Laura Esquivel. It was first released in August 2002. It was adapted into a an award-winning film. 

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    Gerald Robinson
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "In need of a thrilling romance that terrorizes your heart? The up and down nature of romance explored and elucidated "
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    #14The Tourist Trail

    The Tourist Trail
    The Tourist Trail is a romance and adventure book written by John Yunker. This environmental-themed book was published on June 14, 2010. Set in Argentina, it follows the story of a biologist named Angela Haynes.
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    Samuel Mendez
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This book is all over the place, but in a good way. The romance is minimal, so this is an adventure book at heart. It really puts perspective on how big our world is, without getting all preachy about humanity destroying it. That's pretty rare."

Summary

Best What are the best fiction books related with food
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryBooks 33 Paid
2Blueberries for SalBooks 32 Paid
3Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop CafeBooks 29 Paid
4James and the Giant PeachBooks 28 Paid
5The Kitchen God's WifeBooks 25 Paid
6A Christmas CarolBooks 22 Paid
7The HobbitBooks 18 Paid
8The Forgotten Recipe (Amish Heirloom Series)Books 14 Paid
9Cloudy With a Chance of MeatballsBooks 8 Paid
10The Secret Life of BeesBooks 7 Paid
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