Books to Break the Fast For Eid

After fasting from sun-up to sundown during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr is a holiday that celebrates the breaking of the fast. Traditions vary across the world, but many Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr with prayer, gifts, and huge feasts full of delicious food. Looking for a bookish way to celebrate the Festival of Breaking the Fast? Check out one of the tasty titles below!  

Emoni Santiago has a lot on her plate in With the Fire on High – both literally and figuratively. She’s raising her daughter and helping out her abuela while trying to finish high school. So there’s no way Emoni has the time to take her passion, cooking, to the next level in her culinary arts class. Or to share her cooking gift with others, even cute boys. Right?  

A delicious retelling of Pride and Prejudice, Liza Yang agrees to help out at her mom’s baking competition in A Taste for Love. Liza loves baking, so it’s a no-brainer, except for the catch: all the contestants are actually competing for a chance to date Liza. There’s no amount of boba, buns, or bread to get Liza out of this sticky situation.

The foodie-kid graphic memoir Relish will be relatable to anyone who grew up in a house that revolved around food. Or anyone who just plain loves food! Lucy Knisley tells her life story through her amazing artwork, even drawing out the delicious recipes included at the end of each chapter.

Just like her parents, Penelope Prado wants to stay in the food business in Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet. Unlike her parents, who want her to go to college, Pen wants to follow her pastry chef dreams. Meanwhile, Xander gets a job at Pen’s family’s restaurant to support his abuelo while searching for his father. Deliciously described food and parent problems help bring Pen and Xander together in this sweet story.

Whether you’re looking to celebrate with a sweet or savory dish, one of these books will be sure to satisfy your craving. Have a food-focused book you love that wasn't shared here? Let us know in the comments below.  

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