The Blue Bistro
By Elin Hilderbrand
DBM 838, LT 13709, Available as BARD Download
Adrienne Dealey finds a summer job at Nantucket's hottest restaurant. She and the establishment's co-owner, Thatcher Smith, share an instant attraction. But the Blue Bistro's chef, Fiona, has a mysterious hold on Thatcher. And why is this successful restaurant in its final season? Adrienne must decide whether or not to open her heart for the first time. 2010
The Blue Bistro
Catering to Nobody
By Diane Mott Davidson
DB 68789, LT 158, Available as BARD Download
Colorado. Goldy caters the wake for her son Arch's fifth-grade teacher, who apparently committed suicide. During the event, Goldy's ex-father-in-law is poisoned. Afraid of losing her business and ruining her reputation, Goldy investigates the incidents and discovers that Arch may be involved. Includes recipes. Some strong language. 1992.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder
By Joanne Fluke
DB 54603, LT 19515, Available as BARD Download
Bakery owner Hannah Swensen of Lake Eden, Minnesota, discovers the body of the local dairy delivery man in her alley. Although her brother-in-law, Bill Todd, is a deputy sheriff, Hannah does some sleuthing of her own. Then another murder occurs. Includes cookie recipes. 2000.
The City Baker's Guide to Country Living
By Louise Miller
DB 85266, LT 11239, Available as BARD Download
After pastry chef Olivia Rawlings accidentally sets fire to the Boston supper club where she works, she heads off to visit her best friend in rural Vermont. Olivia gets a job at the local inn and finds herself falling for fiddle player Martin McCracken. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.
The Coincidence of Coconut Cake
By Amy E. Reichert
DBC 8192, LT019564, Available as BARD Download
A fascinating love story of how mix-ups, fate, and a struggling restaurant in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, can bring two people closer together by the power of food. Includes recipes. 2015.
The Cookbook Collector
By Allegra Goodman
DB 72807, Available as BARD Download
Two very different sisters--philosophy graduate student Jess and dot-com CEO Emily--pursue separate goals at the turn of the twenty-first century. Jess's part-time job in a bookstore leads to its acquisition of a valuable, mysterious cookbook collection, while 9/11, the high-tech bubble, and news about their late mother rock Emily. 2010.
By Ruth Reichl
DB 78955, LT 17493, Available as BARD Download
While working for a food magazine, Billie Breslin is on assignment to a family-run Italian cheese shop when she discovers a cache of letters written to celebrated cookbook author James Beard. As Billie uncovers the history behind the correspondence, she confronts her own personal issues. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2014.
By Jeanne Ray
DB 56758, BR 14979, Available as BARD Download
Beleaguered housewife Ruth Hopson is suddenly saddled with an unemployed husband, estranged parents who both need temporary refuge, and a sullen teenage daughter. Her solution is to bake. Includes recipes. Some strong language. 2003.
By Sarah Addison Allen
DB 65395, Available as BARD Download
North Carolina caterer Claire Waverly uses the family's magical garden to enhance her cooking. Her sister Sydney never wanted the horticultural legacy and left home just like their mother did years ago. Now Sydney has returned with her young daughter after escaping an abusive husband. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2007.