4 Delicious Dishes to Go With Your New Favorite Reads

by Karen Green

It’s almost winter, so don’t feel bad about bulking up—your pantry and your reading list! We’ll help you get ready for the holidays (or hibernation) with these perfect books-and-bites pairings.

From seasonal stories and treats to share with others to international romances with dinner to match, these duos will complement any reader’s palate all winter long. Happy reading—and bon appétit!

The Book: American Love Story (Dreamers) by Adriana Herrera

The Bite: Curried Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

American Love Story by Adriana Herrera

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In American Love Story, a Haitian-born professor teams up with an all-American lawyer for a social justice cause that brings them together both consciously and physically.

This romantic pairing inspires brings to mind a fall favorite that incorporates elements of a traditional Haitian pumpkin soup and an autumnal American classic.

The Book: A Down-Home Savannah Christmas (The Savannah Sisters) by Nancy Robards Thompson

The Bite: Pecan Pie Bars

A Down-Home Savannah Christmas by Nancy Robards Thompson

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It’s Christmas in Savannah, where stranger things than a snowfall have happened—like Elle falling for the man she considers her nemesis, regardless of how good his intentions are.

This Christmas, eat like you’re spending the holidays in Savannah with this take on a Southern staple. It’s perfect for a holiday buffet or as a snack alongside a cup of tea and a great romance.

The Book: Holiday by Candlelight (Sutter Creek, Montana) by Laurel Greer

The Bite: Potato Latkes

Holiday by Candlelight by Laurel Greer

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For a doctor and a search-and-rescue worker each nurturing a painful past, the holidays can be complicated. So is the attraction they can’t deny. But as the candles burn down, so do their barriers. 

Hanukkah is a festival commemorating the rededication of the holy temple in Jerusalem and the miracle of the oil in the lamps lasting eight days longer than anyone expected. To celebrate these events, Jewish people around the world cook foods in oil, and one of the most popular (and delicious) is the potato pancake known as a latke

The Book: Kisses in the Snow by Debbie Macomber

The Bite: Slow Cooker Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Kisses in the Snow by Debbie Macomber

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Escape from the winter chill with this heartwarming collection of two previously published holiday favorites from Debbie Macomber. Pair it with a treat featuring two other favorites that go together perfectly for a warm winter experience.

This delicious peppermint hot chocolate is easy to prepare in the slow cooker and makes the ideal accompaniment to a snowy afternoon spent curled up with a great book.

Which of these books-and-bites pairings will you dig into first? Let us know!

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