Monthly Archives: April 2023

Tasting Table’s 13 Best Food Fiction Books

Varina Palladino’s Jersey Italian Love Story sits comfortably and squarely in the middle of this pack of fun-looking foodie books, I’ve already put many of them on my list.

“…Varina Palladino’s Jersey Italian Love Story” by Terri-Lynne DeFino is a triumph in exploring complicated family relationships, generational disconnects, and what it takes to run a small family business. The food element in this one? The Palladino family runs an Italian grocery store, which, if you’ve never been in one, is quite the undertaking. With lots of nods to Italian culture, cooking, and crises, this book will keep you on your toes and make you hungry at the same time.”

13 Best Food Fiction Books <–if you want to read the whole review, and see the other books ranked.


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Vodka O’Clock Podcast

I had a great time chatting with Amber about Varina, writing, cats, and New Jersey.

If you are so inclined. <–link to podcast


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