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Literary Feasts: Recipes from the Classics of Literature Barbara Scrafford

Literary Feasts: Recipes from the Classics of Literature

Barbara Scrafford

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ISBN : 9780595329519
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152 pages
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A collection of insightful essays on food accompanied by a host of recipes, Literary Feasts explores the significance of food in literature. Each featured meal--from Madame Bovarys wedding feast of chicken fricassee, to Docs beer milkshake fromMoreA collection of insightful essays on food accompanied by a host of recipes, Literary Feasts explores the significance of food in literature. Each featured meal--from Madame Bovarys wedding feast of chicken fricassee, to Docs beer milkshake from Cannery Row --has been set down in recipe form as authentically as possible so readers may duplicate them at home. Drawing on the culinary traditions of the times and cultures at the center of each novel, the author serves up an eggplant epiphany from Gabriel Garcia Marquezs Love in the Time of Cholera, jam tarts from D.H. Lawrences Sons and Lovers, to Mrs. Ramsays famous boeuf en daube dinner in Virginia Woolfs To the Lighthouse, and much more. Accompanying thought-provoking essays define the role of food in each work: as a part of a larger metaphor, in Ralph Ellisons Invisible Man- as a way of depicting character, like the bland diet of the dull Mr. Woodhouse in Jane Austens Emma- as a means of adding vivid detail in Edith Whartons The House of Mirth.Readers can sample the foods featured in:Leo Tolstoys Anna KareninaCharlotte BrontesJane EyreSaul Bellows HerzogTheodore Dreisers Sister CarrieEarnest Hemingways A Moveable FeastKate Chopins The Awakeningand more.Literary Feasts is sure to please book lovers and gourmets alike.