Just another GR refugee. Other than that, I had a stroke in 2004, and read almost anything I can get my hands on, though I have a particular weakness for history, mystery, and historical fiction.
The Little White Horse, a YA novel by Elizabeth Goudge from the 1946 (a Carnegie Medal winner, and apparently one of J.K. Rowling's favorites while growing up, as it was mine) was the first thing I thought of.
Set in the 1830s, The Little White Horse is about a young orphan, Maria, who comes to live with her uncle, an eccentric bachelor. His chef, Marmaduke Scarlet, a tiny but fierce man, rules the kitchen, and produces the most delicious-sounding food (it even cures her governess's rampant indigestion). I'm always hungry while reading this book!