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Eat Like Your Favorite Authors

I liked this post about various authors and the way they like to eat. Papa Ernest Hemingway’s description of pan-frying a trout the right way made my stomach rumble: “The proper way is to cook over coals. Have several cans of Crisco or Cotosuet or one of the vegetable shortenings along that are as good […]

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Delicious Design – Penguin’s Great Food Series

Take the greatest food writing from the past 400 years and apply some modern design magic. Penguin’s Great Food Series is simply sumptuous and a true feast for the eyes. True to form, Penguin has taken already-wonderful books and upped their appeal enormously with a series of fantastic covers that would make any shelf proud. […]

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Delicious Medieval Illuminated Manuscript Cookies

An illuminated manuscript is any manuscript whose text is accompanied by decoration. It originally referred only to silver or gilt adornments, but came to be acceptable terminology for any manuscript with drawings, paintings or decorations such as ornate initials, borders, floral accoutrements and the like. Often the illuminations would depict a historical or rural/pastoral scene. […]

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The books behind The Supersizers

One of my favourite, televised guilty pleasures is the BBC’s The Supersizers Go…, which was rebroadcast on The Food Network in Canada. The show combines my love of cooking, history, and humour into several episodes of gastronomical adventure and hilarity. In the spirit of Morgan Spurlock’s ‘Supersize Me’, the two hosts immerse themselves in the spirit […]

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Gwyneth Paltrow denies her cookbook was ghostwritten

A week ago the NY Times ran an article about cookbook ghostwriters and movie star/cookbook author Gwyneth Paltrow has reacted with anger after the writer, claimed her book, My Father’s Daughter, was ghosted by Julia Turshen.

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Literary Recipes: Louisa May Alcott’s Apple Slump

Louisa May Alcott’s Apple Pal Dowdy or Apple Slump Recipe, and other delicious literary culinary concoctions. Books and food – what could be better?

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Literary Feasts: Recipes from the Classics of Literature

Literary Feasts: Recipes from the Classics of Literature by Barbara Scrafford discusses delicious food scenes from famous books, and provides accompanying recipes. Reading and cooking!

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The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook

There’s an Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook. Apparently, the recipes include French Bread from the Mellark family bakery, Katniss’s lamb stew with dried plums, Rue’s roasted parsnips, Gale’s game soup and Capitol-grade dark chocolate cake. It features more than 150 recipes from the meals in the trilogy written by Suzanne Collins.

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Salami by Hans Gissinger

Salami by Hans Gissinger and Gerard Oberle is a monograph all about salami, with gorgeous photos and accompanying essays. Perfect for the meat-loving artist.

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The Virginia Woolf, Geoffrey Chaucer or Raymond Chandler Cookbooks

High literary comedy from Mark Crick at The Independent, who imagines what celebrity cookbooks would look like if Virginia Woolf, Geoffrey Chaucer or Raymond Chandler had turned their skills to cooking. The Chandler part is brilliant. Woolf Gently she melted the butter, transparent and smooth, oleaginous and clear, clarified and golden, and mixed it with […]

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