Miss Bowzer owned and operated the restaurant. She dragged a stool up to the stove for me, continued smoking and making waffles, and listened to my tale of woe. She made about a million waffles while I sat there. She had to make about a million every day because at The Girl on the Red Swing they served everything on a waffle. Not just the kind of food that went with waffles—not just ham and eggs on a waffle or strawberries on a waffle. No, at The Girl on the Red Swing if you ordered a steak it came on a waffle, if you ordered fish and chips it came on a waffle, if you ordered waffles they came on a waffle.
–Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath
Dessert First by Hallie Durand
Dessert Schneider’s new teacher encourages students to march to the beat of their own drum. This is no problem for Dessert, who has a lot of bright ideas and ambition, especially when it comes to sweets. But when Dessert takes things a little too far, she’s choc-full of regret and has no idea how to get herself back in good graces with her family.
I woke up the next day with a smile on my face. I could tell it was cold out because there was frost on my windows, but knowing there were Double-Deckers in the fridge put me in a good mood.
Baker’s Magic by Diane Zahler
Orphaned Bee ends up in Zeewal and discovers a home in the apprenticeship of baker, Master Bouts. There she discovers a budding talent for magic that gets Bouts Bakery some royal attention. But when Zeewal’s princess decides to flee the care of a wicked mage, Bee’s life is thrown into uncertainty once again.
Bee had never been so hungry in her life. Oh, she’d been hungry plenty of times. Stomach-growling, eat-a-big-meal hungry. But this was different.
Granny Torrelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech
Granny Torrelli is always making good food, giving good advice, and telling good stories about her childhood in Italy. So when Rosie gets into a fight with her best friend, Bailey, she knows Granny Torrelli will make things better one way or another.
My granny Torrelli says when you are angry with someone, so angry you are thinking hateful things, so angry maybe you want to punch them, then you should think of the good things about them, and the nice things they’ve said, and why you liked them in the first place.
Books about food are some of my favorites. I blame being raised on Food Network, but, let’s be honest, you don’t have to know how to proof dough, mix up icing, or candy lemon peels to enjoy a story about sweets.
Here are a few books that revolve around sweet treats that you should definitely check out:
- Baker’s Magic by Diane Zahler
- Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
- A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
- The Doughnut Fix by Jessie Janowitz
Links will take you to Goodreads.
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