Today I started Fork It Over by Alan Richman and a friend lent me Orwell's Down and Out In Paris and London, which I will start this weekend - I read so many books at the same time!
"Down & Out in Paris & London" is a very good book. I listened to it--as book tape--before I read it and it reads out loud well.
Most recent food related short story I read was in a collection of short stories titled, "Manhattan Noir." The story featured a woman, whose husband has left her for a younger woman, who falls asleep thinking of ways to kill her soon-to-be-ex. She meets him at his favorite restaurant, ostensibly to sign the divorce settlement papers but also to employ murder method #9 ("Nuts to You") she adds peanut oil to her lip gloss, gives her ex one last long kiss--and removes his epi-pen from his pocket as she embraces him. Then she says good bye, catches a taxi for JFK and a new life.