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Fictional books with recipes and movies with food themes can be found on our digital resources page.

Take a peek at these slides to get some titles that will fit the menu.

eBooks with Recipes

  • Bread alone by Judith Ryan Hendricks
  • Chocolat by Joanne Harris
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen #1) by Joanne Fluke
  • Coconut Layer Cake Murder (Hannah Swensen #25) by Joanne Fluke
  • Kitchens of the great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
  • No Judgments (Little Bridge Island #1) by Meg Cabot
  • Red sparrow : a novel by Jason Matthews
  • A Slice of Murder (Pizza Lovers Mysteries Book 1) by Chris Cavender

eAudiobooks with Recipes

  • Heartburn By Nora Ephron
  • Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
  • Red sparrow : a novel by Jason Matthews

Movies with Food as a Theme

Chocolat

(From Hoopla) Nobody could have imagined the impact Vianne would make when she arrived in a small French town. In her very unusual chocolate shop, she begins to craft delectable confections that almost magically inspire the straitlaced villagers to abandon themselves to temptation and happiness. But it is not until another stranger, the handsome Roux, arrives in town that she finally recognizes her own desires.

Eat Drink Man Woman

(From Hoopla) Nobody could have imagined the impact Vianne would make when she arrived in a small French town. In her very unusual chocolate shop, she begins to craft delectable confections that almost magically inspire the straitlaced villagers to abandon themselves to temptation and happiness. But it is not until another stranger, the handsome Roux, arrives in town that she finally recognizes her own desires.

The Founder

(From Hoopla) The true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a struggling salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, and worked to create a billion-dollar burger empire.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

(From Hoopla) Jiro Dreams of Sushi is the story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious three-star Michelin Guide rating, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimage, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro’s sushi bar.

Like Water For Chocolate

(From Hoopla) Based on the best-selling book. Unable to marry, Tita expresses her passion for her beloved Pedro through food. Ordinary spices become a recipe for passion and her creations bring on tears of longing, heated desire or chronic pain in those who eat them.

Big Night

(From Kanopy) In a restaurant the tables sit empty despite the talents of Primo (Tony Shalhoub) the chef and the ambitious efforts of his brother Secondo (Stanley Tucci). A celebrity night at their restaurant promises not only to turn their business around but to change their lives.

Winner of Best First Screenplay at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film Festival.

“A feast of a film done on a low budget with a menu featuring top-grade acting, writing and direction.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Tortilla Soup

(From Kanopy) Three grown sisters, Maribel, Leticia and Carmen try to cope and live with the fact that their father Martin, a veteran chef, is slowly losing his sense of taste. Martin has one simple rule: be at home for Sunday dinner and attendance is both mandatory and non-negotiable. A rift in the family develops when the sisters develop relationships and an obnoxious woman sets her sights on Martin’s affections.

Winner of Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Elizabeth Pena) and nominated for Outstanding Motion Picture and Outstanding Director in a Motion Picture at the ALMA Awards. Winner of Best Theatrical Feature Film at the Imagen Foundation Awards

“Thanks to a perfectly blended ensemble led by Hector Elizondo, in his best screen role to date, TORTILLA SOUP is a warm-blooded winner with equal emphasis placed on taste buds and heartstrings.” – Ken Eisner, Variety