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Scrumptious reads

It’s no secret to us you love food. We also have a slight inkling you enjoy reading about food, too (we’re just joining the dots here). Not only do we take chief pleasure in eating, we also love nourishing our intellect through reading. The truth is, the more we know about food, the greater our pleasure. Our source of tasty knowledge? Food journals. Every now and then, we let our mothers breathe a sigh of relief by taking a break from our computer screens to flick through the pages of our favourite print magazines. Lucky Peach, Gather Journal, Fool and Kinfolk are our go-to journals for thought-provoking prose. But getting your hands on these fabulous foodie reads tends to be trickier than picking up a copy of Better Homes and Gardens from your local newsagency. Rest assured avid readers, for Fortitude Valley’s boutique culinary bookstore Scrumptious Reads has you covered. They’ve made our lives easy by stocking every food journal, novel, recipe book and chef biography imaginable. Bless them! As the only bookstore in Brisbane dedicated to lining their shelves with niche food magazines, we couldn’t be cheerier at the bunch of reads on offer: Fool, Lucky Peach, Gather Journal, Kinfolk, Cereal, Acqtaste, So Good.., Remedy Quarterly, The Art of Eating, Hot Rum Cow, Fire and Knives, Gin and It, White Zinfandel, PPC, Condiment, and Meatpaper. James Street’s speciality food bookstore also hosts author and guest chef events, from pairing dinners to wine classes. They have a resident tea expert, too! So why not enjoy a relaxing cuppa with a cinnamon scroll at their very own Sugar Jar café, whilst feeding your gastronomically curious mind? Go on… renew the connection between food and reading by stopping by Scrumptious Reads. Lauren Maynard