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The Book Lover's Cookbook

Talk about harmonic convergence. I don't cook but I do like to read and eat!

The Book Lover's Cookbook - Recipes Inspired by Celebrated Works of Literature
and the Passages that Feature Them

Jo’s Best Omelette . . . Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
No Dieter’s Delight Chicken Neapolitan . . . Thinner by Stephen King
Grand Feast Crab Meat Casserole . . . At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon
Persian Cucumber and Yogurt . . . House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
Tamales . . . Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
Bev's No-Fuss Crab Cakes . . . Unnatural Exposure by Patricia Cornwell
Macaroni and Cheese . . . The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
Summer’s Day Cucumber-Tomato Sandwiches . . .Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence
Refreshing Black Cows . . . The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton
Innocent Sweet Bread . . . The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Daddy's Rich Chocolate Cake . . . Fatherhood by Bill Cosby




( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 21st, 2004 05:16 am (UTC)
I'm an armchair cook...
Interesting book, I'll have to see if it is at the library. I love to read (and I use to collect) cookbooks but I didn't actually cook much from them. I particularly like the Time-Life cookbook series from around the world - you could actually learn a lot of history and geography from them as well. But recipes with literary associations are pretty cool although I don't read much in the way of contemporary fiction. I'm a 19th century kinda gal.

I'm surprised they didn't include any Austen or Dickens - I have a tea recipe book proporting to be from Jane Austen's time.

By favourite cooking books, though, are the 500 Years of British Cookery books. They're fascinating - especially the one book that prints the original instructions and then translates it to modern tastes. Every old recipe use to end with the words: strew it on and serve it forth. So that's what I yell up to Jim when dinner is ready: Hurry up, I'm strewing it on!
Sep. 21st, 2004 12:57 pm (UTC)
Re: I'm an armchair cook...
I think this is a partial list of recipes from the book. I will tell my hubby to check it out at the bookstore by his work. He was the one who first told me about it. And I need to tell him about, "Strew it on and serve it forth" so he can yell that at me when dinner's ready!
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Sep. 21st, 2004 12:59 pm (UTC)
I knew this would be right up your alley - food and literature. ;-)
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