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Young Adult Food Books
Artichoke's Heart
by Suzanne Supplee

While working in her mother's beauty shop where all the best town's gossip flies free, Rosemary Goode becomes determined to lose the weight that seems to be an all too common topic and starts keeping a journal to record the year-long experience in achieving her goals, her relationships with others, and her feelings about life in her tight-knit Southern community.
Life as We Knew It
by Susan Beth Pfeffer

When a meteor pushes the moon closer to the earth, setting into motion a series of destructive weather events that wipe out coasts, rock the continents, and block out the sun, Miranda and her family must find a way to survive in a desperate and unfamiliar world.
Sixteenth Summer
by Michelle Dalton

Dreading another tourist-laden summer in the Georgia beach town where she lives year round, Anna falls head over heels in love with a visitor from New York and embarks on a near-perfect summer that she fears will end in heartbreak when he returns home at the end of the season.
Donut Days
by Lara Zielin

Eager to be at the grand opening of Crispy Dream, a donut franchise that attracts the wildest customers, Emma, daughter of evangelical minister parents, looks forward to the unknown and a chance at momentary escape from the boring life she knows all too well.
Jersey Tomatoes Are the Best
by Maria Padian

When fifteen-year-old best friends Henry and Eve leave New Jersey, one for tennis camp in Florida and one for ballet camp in New York, each faces challenges that put her long-cherished dreams of the future to the test
Dear Julia
by Amy Bronwen Zemser

Shy sixteen-year-old Elaine has long dreamed of being the next Julia Child, to the dismay of her feminist mother, but when her first friend, the outrageous Lucida Sans, convinces Elaine to enter a cooking contest, the possibilities are endless.
Close to Famous
by Joan Bauer

Twelve-year-old Foster McFee and her mother escape from her mother's abusive boyfriend and end up in the small town of Culpepper, West Virginia, where they use their strengths and challenge themselves to build a new life, with the help of the friends they make there
Hope Was Here
by Joan Bauer

When sixteen-year-old Hope and the aunt who has raised her move from Brooklyn to Mulhoney, Wisconsin, to work as waitress and cook in the Welcome Stairways diner, they become involved with the diner owner's political campaign to oust the town's corrupt mayor.
What Happened to Goodbye
by Sarah Dessen

Moving frequently with her restaurant consultant father after her parents' bitter divorce, Mclean adopts various personas in each of her temporary residences before an opportunity for a long-term home and a new relationship tempt Mclean to be herself.
by Laurie Halse Anderson

Eighteen-year-old Lia feels she is being haunted by Cassie's restless spirit when her best friend dies from anorexia--the same disorder Lia has been struggling with.
Kitchen Princess
by Natsumi Andō

Najika is a gifted cook and attends the prestigious Seika Academy cooking school. Her friendship with two brothers, Sora and Daichi, creates resentment with other girls at the school. Her greatest rival is a popular, teen model, Akane who tries to drive Najika from the school by staging a cooking contest
by Rachel Cohn

After she turns down a marriage proposal from Shrimp and he moves back to New Zealand with his parents, Cyd tries to restart her life in New York City at her half-brother's apartment, but just as she begins to settle in, Shrimp returns, old feelings are reignited, and important decisions will need to be made with little time to spare.
All These Things I've Done
by Gabrielle Zevin

In a near future where chocolate and caffeine are contraband, 16-year-old Anya Balanchine finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight as heir apparent to an important New York City crime family.