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Play the "book titles containing food words" game?

Asked by Stinley (11505points) January 13th, 2016

This is a game to suggest an existing book title which has a reference to food. We played this with songs and alcohol fairly recently but you know me and my love for books…

So Chocolat by Joanne Harris would count

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Mimishu1995's avatar

Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto. Something like that?

Love_my_doggie's avatar

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Green Eggs and Ham
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café
A Raisin in the Sun
Blueberries for Sal
Cider House Rules
Like Water for Chocolate

elbanditoroso's avatar

Laughing Whitefish (Traver) (old book, but a great legal thriller) link

dxs's avatar

A Brief History of Thyme.

ibstubro's avatar

James and the Giant Peach

Love_my_doggie's avatar

An author named Diane Mott Davidson has a series of mystery novels with food-based names. She puts some recipes here-and-there throughout the pages, which is fun. I’ve tried some of the recipes; they’ve all been excellent, and I added them to my personal, go-to collection.

ucme's avatar

Lord of the Fries
Captain Corelli’s Mandarin
Catcher in the Rice
War & Peas

dxs's avatar

Serious answer: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Seek's avatar

The Grapes of Wrath

CWOTUS's avatar

Days of Wine and Roses
La Dolce Vida (“Sweet Life” was a common store brand of packaged and canned foods in New England back in the day, so I’m claiming this one.)

Love_my_doggie's avatar

@CWOTUS Hmm…I remember S.S. Pierce very fondly, but I can’t recall Sweet Life.

Inara27's avatar

A Clockwork Orange.

tinyfaery's avatar

The Price Of Salt

jaytkay's avatar

The French edition of Misty of Chincoteague

ucme's avatar

Fifty Shades of Brie
Live & Let Pie
Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stove

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Like Water for Chocolate

a lovely book that includes recipes

elbanditoroso's avatar

Steakout (Richard Dreyfus movie)

Tamale Never Dies – James Bond movie about a mexican restaurant

For Whom The Bell Toll House Cookies (Hemingway)

The Count of Monte Crisco (about the heir to the cooking oil empire)

The Blizzard of Oz (about ice cream concoctions)

ibstubro's avatar

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape by Peter Hedges

flutherother's avatar

Life of Pi.

CWOTUS's avatar

Never on Sundae

CWOTUS's avatar

Children of the Corn

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American Pie

CWOTUS's avatar

The Wackiest Chip in the Army

CWOTUS's avatar

The African Quiche

Zaku's avatar

Not many on my shelf (without resorting to jokes about what counts as food), but:

The Annotated Mother Goose

janbb's avatar

Goodbye Mr. Chips
The Catcher in the Rye

ibstubro's avatar

If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries What Am I Doing in the Pits? Erma Bombeck

Mimishu1995's avatar

To Whom the Dinner Bell Tolls.
The Grilled Bird.

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Cherries on a Plate (NZ)
~ edited by Marilyn Duckworth

Pears On a Willow Tree
~ Leslie Pietrzyk

A History of Insects (depends on one’s food choices)
~ Yvonne Roberts

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The Big Rock Candy Mountain by Wallace Stegner

Here2_4's avatar

Chicken Soup For The Soul.

ibstubro's avatar

Chocolate Days, Popsicle Weeks by Edward Hannibal

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Paris Trout by Peter Dexter

Here2_4's avatar

Cheeseburger Subversive.

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If Roast Beef Could Fly

Stinley's avatar

Of mice and men

CWOTUS's avatar

The Emperor of Ice Cream

janbb's avatar

@Stinley Shouldn’t that be Of Rice and Men ?

ibstubro's avatar

I’m confused if this is supposed to be an actual book title or the take on one. The OP assumes we knew a previous game?

Stinley's avatar

@ibstubro it was meant to be actual book titles but some people got carried away making puns out of book titles. I have played that game before. It’s all good but your answer is perfect!

@janbb are you saying you don’t eat mice? And men?

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Mine are all actual.
The Gravy Starr

Here2_4's avatar

The Cheese Monkeys

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Rosemary’s Baby

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Blackberry Days Of Summer
Elderberry Fall
Cranberry Winter
All by Ruth P. Watson

Here2_4's avatar

Beef With Tomato

dxs's avatar

@Stinley So you’re saying you eat either mice or men.

janbb's avatar

@dxs Or maybe she serves one on top of the other as a sauce?

ibstubro's avatar

The Silence of the Lambs

dxs's avatar

@Stinley Your silence concerns me…

jaytkay's avatar

The Onion Field by Joseph Wambaugh

Stinley's avatar

nom nom, just finishing up my manballs and spaghetti made with mice tails

Black Swan Green by David Mitchell

ibstubro's avatar

The Dreadful Lemon Sky by John MacDonald.

janbb's avatar

@Stinley Now I’m confused by what Black Swan Green has to do with food – and I read the book.

Stinley's avatar

@janbb Swans. We all eat swans, don’t we?

janbb's avatar

You Froggy Brits are weird!

Stinley's avatar

@janbb it is actually against the law to eat swan in britain, except if you are the Queen. Apparently she owns the whole species. I just don’t know what I was thinking putting that book title in.
Teeth-achingly cute story – my daughter when she was five came home from school and said they’d had their Christmas dinner that day. My husband asked her what she’d had (she’s a fussy eater so it’s a valid question). ‘Swan, I think.’ she said airily.

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The Cherry Orchard – Anton Chekhov

@Stinley is off her mark lately!!

CWOTUS's avatar

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

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A Day No Pigs Would Die

janbb's avatar

@CWOTUS But if they don’t die, you can’t eat them! (Good book though.)

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

CWOTUS's avatar

Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Friend by Christopher Moore (a great read, for those inclined)

ibstubro's avatar

The Golden Apples – Eudora Welty

janbb's avatar

The Greengage Summer by Rumer Godden

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Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

ibstubro's avatar

I have eaten fried dandelions and I do not recommend them.

The Onion Field by Joseph Wambaugh

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On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Akhmed And The Atomic Matzo Balls

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Gooseberry Island.

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The Last Chicken in America

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Milk and Honey by Faye Kellerman

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Trout Fishing in America by Richard Brautigan

Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand

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It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown by Charles Schulz

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Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

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