Although I'm a voracious reader, I am not much of a book reviewer.
I just finished Playing for Pizza by John Grisham. This is his third or fourth non-legal suspence thriller, and I really enjoyed it.
Long story short without giving away anything: A journeyman NFL QB finds himself in an Italian semi-pro football league. Great descriptions of the sites, and even better descriptions of the food.
I want to learn Italian and buy 10 pounds of parmasean reggiano.
Read the book!