You’re getting hungry, very hungry

I’ve been thinking about this topic all summer.  Have you noticed how many novels include recipes?  When did that start?  I’ve been known at times to use reading as a way to avoid eating!  I picked up a beach read a few months ago and found it offering scrumptious sounding Italian recipes.   Made me want to toss the book and find the nearest pasta palace!  I’m not against recipes in books (you should see my cookbook collection) but I’m wondering when it became so popular?  What’s next – should I expect Ina Garten to try her hand at chick lit??

The pic of Comfort Food was just for show.  I reviewed it here earlier this year.