Monday, March 2, 2015

Recipes and Books

As you may be aware there are a number of cozy mystery series that involve food. The sleuths are caterers, restaurant owners, bakery owners, and chocolatiers just to name a few. Most, if not all, of the series include recipes for items within the stories. Some have recipes sprinkled throughout the book, others have them all at the end of the book.

If you're like me and like to read and like to bake, it's a good way to enjoy a good book and get a few new recipes at the same time. Since I'm always looking for new authors and new recipes, reading these types of novels allows me to do both at the same time.

Some of the mystery series I know of that include recipes are:
Hannah Swenson series by Joanne Fluke
Goldy Schulz series by Diane Mott Davidson
Angie Amalfi series by Joanne Pence
Magical Bakery series by Bailey Cates

I only know of one romance author who wrote a series of books with recipes included. They were by Shirley Jump and the series is called Sweet and Savory. I read these years ago so I'm not sure if they're available for sale but you might be able to get them out of your local library.

If you know of any other series that includes recipes, I'd love to hear about them.

1 comment:

  1. Katherine--Hello! Thank you for mentioning my series in your blog. I'm currently in a "book bundle" with 7 other culinary mystery authors. It's called "Killer Confections"--available in ebook form at all major retailers. It has 8 full novels plus lots of scrumptious recipes.