Despite the title, this is not a recipe book. “Delicious Foods” is an amazing work of fiction — our most recent “great American novel” — with great characters, intense plot and incredible narrative voices. It confronts racism and oppression, violence and trauma, addiction and neglect, capitalism and domination, and the large eternal questions of death, time, love and forgiveness. If we didn’t live in such intense times, it would be hard to believe this story was possible. But times are intense.