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A Christian Grey Cake – 50 Shades of Grey Goes Bakery

We usually try to keep the content between our AbeBooks UK blog and this blog different, but this entry was just too good not to steal. I’m sorry to come back to Fifty Shades of Grey once again but frankly there is a story a day at the moment. Richard’s Cakes (their tagline is ‘Quality […]

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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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Drop Dead Healthy by A.J. Jacobs

We’ve explored the weird, weird world of A.J. Jacobs before. He decided to read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica in The Know-It-All: One Man’s Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World, decided to spend a year living as faithfully to the bible as he could in The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s […]

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Wonkaphiles Rejoice – Lickable Wallpaper is Real!

The lickable wallpaper from Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” has become a reality for some lucky London engineers.

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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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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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McDonald’s giving away millions of Michael Morpurgo books

An interesting story from the UK, burger chain McDonald’s is giving away nine million copies of Michael Morpurgo’s Mudpuddle Farm books with Happy Meals for children in a deal with HarperCollins, reports the Bookseller. It’s a move out of the blue as the only book associated with McDonald’s in recent years has been Fast Food […]

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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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