WSIRN Ep 36: Comfort food, but with books (with Tiffany King)

WSIRN Ep 36: Comfort food, but with books (with Tiffany King)

It's Tuesday, and time for a new episode of What Should I Read Next!

Our guest today is Tiffany King, an online friend you might know from her wonderful food blog, Eat At Home. Tiffany is a busy woman -- a homeschool mom for 19 years, and the creator of her own business -- so when she reads, she craves something cozy and comforting. "“I don’t tend to go really deep with my fiction," she says, "and I don’t feel bad about that."  

If you love comforting fiction with mouth-watering culinary themes, today's episode is just for you. Grab a snack and join us!

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After the show (once you're good and hungry) head over to Eat At Home to check out Tiffany's recipes and meal plans, and connect with her on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.

Books discussed in this episode: 

• Fried Green Tomates at the Whistle Stop Cafe, by Fannie Flagg
• The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
• The Sweet Life in Paris, by David Lebovitz
• At Home in Mitford, by Jan Karon
• The Help, by Kathryn Stockett
• Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn
• The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown
• Italian For Beginners, by Kristen Harmel
• The Sweetness of Forgetting, by Kristen Harmel
Babette's Feast, by Isak Dinesen
• Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, by Helen Simonson

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Do YOU have an idea for what Tiffany should read next? Tell us in comments!

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70 comments

  1. Meredith Barr says:

    My absolute favorite series ever is the Mitford books. I love Father Tim and his beautiful village and quirky friends and family. They are such a gift, an encouragement when I’m feeling sad, and I feel as if Father Tim has mentored me through the pages of Jan’s books. They are the best ever!! I feel very sad for people who have missed out on the gift they are. My dream is to go and stay at the beautiful hotel in Blowing Rock that just won a big award in Travel and Leisure. Blowing Rock is the inspiration for Mitford.

  2. Maggie Yoder says:

    Tiffany
    I think we are kindred spirits when it comes to reading! I think you would really enjoy Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler. I was in the midst of reading it when your show aired. If you loved The Help you would enjoy this one. Happy Reading!

  3. I just HAVE to recommend another couple books to this guest. PLEASE go and read some Joanne Harris. Chocolat (yes, that Chocolat, but the book is so much better than the movie!) Blackberry Wine, The Five Quarters of the Orange, The Lollipop Shoes, the list goes on. She writes stories with vivid characters and wonderful descriptions of places that stick with you long after the book is finished…all with a tiny bit of deliciousness mixed within.

  4. Angie says:

    Hi! I have been listening to the WSIRN podcast for some time, and this is my favorite episode. I very much enjoyed Tiffany — an interview as soothing and warming as the “comfort food” premise.

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