Book Riot's 2020 Read Harder Challenge , hosted by thestorygraph

Read a food book about a cuisine you’ve never tried before
All books added to this prompt

The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South

Michael W. Twitty

nonfiction history memoir
informative slow-paced

480 pages | first published 2017

My Life in France

Julia Child, Alex Prud'homme

nonfiction biography memoir
informative inspiring lighthearted fast-paced

336 pages | first published 2006

Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune

Roselle Lim

fiction contemporary magical realism romance
emotional lighthearted medium-paced

304 pages | first published 2019

With the Fire on High

Elizabeth Acevedo

fiction contemporary young adult
emotional hopeful inspiring fast-paced

400 pages | first published 2019

A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow

Laura Taylor Namey

fiction contemporary romance young adult
emotional hopeful lighthearted fast-paced

320 pages | first published 2020

Pride

Ibi Zoboi

fiction contemporary romance young adult
emotional funny medium-paced

304 pages | first published 2018

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

Wendy MacNaughton, Michael Pollan, Samin Nosrat

nonfiction food and drink
informative inspiring medium-paced

480 pages | first published 2017

Indian-ish: Recipes and Antics from a Modern American Family

Padma Lakshmi, Priya Krishna, Ritu Krishna

nonfiction cookbook food and drink
funny informative lighthearted medium-paced

256 pages | first published 2019

Vegan Richa's Indian Kitchen: Traditional and Creative Recipes for the Home Cook

Richa Hingle

nonfiction
informative medium-paced

256 pages | first published 2015

Chinglish

Sue Cheung

fiction contemporary young adult
challenging emotional reflective fast-paced

384 pages | first published 2019