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Bedside Companion for Food Lovers (Jane McMorland Hunter)

Bedside Companion for Food Lovers (Jane McMorland Hunter)

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    A mouthwatering anthology of food in literature, encompassing fiction and non-fiction, prose and poetry, and even a smattering of recipes, with one piquant extract for every night of the year.

    This absorbing book is a literary feast for every food lover—and who isn’t?

    You’ll discover a wealth of foodie extracts from around the world and throughout the centuries, from marchpane and posset in Shakespeare to Nigella Lawson on how much cheese to buy for a dinner party. It includes literary greats like Charles Dickens, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Maya Angelou; stellar food writers such as Elizabeth David, Madhur Jaffrey, and Anthony Bourdain; and some intriguing curiosities such as the surreal recipes in 1932’s Futurist Cookbook. And, of course, Mrs. Beeton makes an appearance. Also on the menu are:

    • Delicious baked apples in Jane Austen’s Emma
    • Ingenious wartime solutions in MFK Fisher’s How to Cook a Wolf
    • The joys of Caribbean cooking in Sam Selvon’s The Lonely Londoners
    • Lashings of ginger beer for Enid Blyton’s Famous Five

    and much, much more. Keep this delectable book by your bedside and savor a whole world of delicious food writing every night of the year—and it also makes the perfect gift for the foodie in your life!
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