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Salty, Sweet, And Oh So Good!

'There is no love sincerer than the love of food' -- George Bernard Shaw. Food, glorious food! From snacking to feasting, food plays a huge role in our lives. From fiction to non-fiction, these books all have one thing in common--they're food-centric.


The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake : a novel
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake : a novel

Unassuming Rose Edelstein bites into her mother's homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can taste her mother's emotions in the cake. She discovers this gift to her horror, for her mother - her cheerful, good-with-crafts, can-do mother - tastes of despair and desperation. Suddenly, and for the rest of her life, food becomes a peril and a threat to Rose.


Hot Lunch
Hot Lunch

When Molly and Cassie are assigned to work in the kitchen as a punishment for their food fight, they realize that the only way they are going to be released from the duty is to cooperate and learn to cook.


A la Carte
A la Carte

It used to be that cooking was 17-year-old Lainey's life. She has ambitions of becoming the world's first African American vegetarian chef. Working equally hard on math homework and recipe development, she expects senior year to be tough. Her best friend runs away after she secretly loans him $500 and her relationship with her mother crumbles like an over-baked cookie. Will she still be able to assemble the ingredients for a successful culinary career?


Recipe for Disaster
Recipe for Disaster

Francie was born to bake and dreams of one day starring in her own baking show. Her life is almost perfect - until the new girl at school shows up.


Stir It Up! : a novel
Stir It Up! : a novel

Thirteen-year-old Anjali dreams of hosting a televised cooking show featuring foods based on her Hindu and Trinidadian heritage, but when an opportunity presents itself, she will have to defy her family to go to the audition. Includes recipes.


The Fortune Cookie Chronicles : adventures in the world of Chinese food
The Fortune Cookie Chronicles : adventures in the world of Chinese food

If you think McDonald's is the most ubiquitous restaurant experience in America, consider that there are more Chinese restaurants in America than McDonalds, Burger Kings, and Wendys combined. In her search, Jennifer 8 Lee traces the history of Chinese-American experience through the lens of the food.


Happy Cafe
Happy Cafe

Uru takes her mother's remarriage as an opportunity to work part time at the Happy Cafe. There, she befriends Ichirou and Shindou, two of the most unsociable guys she's ever met! To make matters worse, it turns out that Uru is not exactly meant for the waitressing world, as she's a huge clutz. But as this hilarious shojo tale unfolds, true happiness - and even true love - lurk just around the corner.


Chew on This : everything you don't want to know about fast food
Chew on This : everything you don't want to know about fast food

This behind-the-scenes look at the fast food industry, including the gross ingredients that make up our favorite menu items and the effect that they have on our health, as well as the not-so-ethical practices of many of the largest fast food chains, may have readers wanting to lose their lunch...


Killer Pizza : a novel
Killer Pizza : a novel

14-year old-Toby gets a job at the local pizza parlor, which turns out to be a front for an elite, monster hunting squad, and he's the newest recruit in this campy horror story.


Cute yummy time : 70 recipes for the cutest food you'll ever eat
Cute yummy time : 70 recipes for the cutest food you'll ever eat

A cookbook that thinks outside the bento box and brings the popular Japanese trend of kawaii (all things cute) to the American kitchen.


The Clueless Vegetarian : a cookbook for the aspiring vegetarian
The Clueless Vegetarian : a cookbook for the aspiring vegetarian

This cookbook is for anyone who is interested in cooking tasty vegetarian meals from scratch. It can be used by a new vegetarian, an omnivore who is cooking for a vegetarian, or a tried and true eater of greens and grains. There is a large variety of recipes as well as hints and tips for living a vegetarian lifestyle.


A Teen Guide to Fast, Delicious Lunches
A Teen Guide to Fast, Delicious Lunches

Information and recipes help readers create quick, healthy, and tasty lunches. Don't think you can cook? You'd be surprised what you can do with this easy guide.