Bedside Compainon for Food Lovers

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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 savour 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!