I read pretty much anything, from fantasy (City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett) to romance (Bared to You by Sylvia Day) to classics (Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad). The only genres I don't read are self-help and comic books/graphic novels.
There's so much more than just recipes in Lidia's books. In this book I've been learning all about the different regions of Italy while learning to cook their food. It's great!!