Have you ever read a book that made you want to go on a culinary adventure somewhere you have never been to before? Imagine taking an eat drink walk Lisbon self-guided tour or exploring the culinary delights of Paris. Whether you are looking for travel inspiration or just want to enjoy armchair traveling, here are some of the best memoirs that will make you want to go on a food trip now.

Climbing the Mango Trees: A Memoir of a Childhood in India by Madhur Jaffrey
Place of interest: India
Why read it: Climbing the Mango Trees provides a glimpse into the food, culture, and heritage of India during the early twentieth century. Get enchanted by tales of visits in an orchard, family picnics in picturesque areas with stunning mountain scenery serving as a backdrop, the scents of spices, and the aroma of delicious India food among others.

Driving Hungry: A Memoir by Layne Mosler
Place(s) of interest: Buenos Aires, New York, Berlin
Why read it: Follow the author’s trail as she discovers great places for delicious meals as recommended by cab drivers. What started as a chance recommendation by a taxi driver in Buenos Aires started a delightful culinary journey to different places that made for delectable discoveries.

The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World’s Most Glorious – and Perplexing – City by David Lebovitz
Place of interest: Paris
Why read it: The Sweet Life in Paris offers an intimate look into the city’s food and culinary quirks. It provides an insight into life in Paris and the best things as well as the challenges of cooking and dining out. Delicious adventures in the City of Light at its best.