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Kafka's Soup: A Complete History of World Literature in 14 Recipes
Kafka's Soup A Complete History of World Literature in 14 Recipes Author:Mark Crick I needed a table at Maxim’s, a hundred bucks, and a gorgeous blonde; what I had was a leg of lamb and no clues. I took hold of the joint. It felt cold and damp, like a coroner’s handshake. I took out a knife and cut the lamb into pieces. Feeling the blade in my hand I sliced an onion, and before I knew what I was doing a carrot la... more »y in pieces on the slab. None of them moved.
—from “LAMB WITH DILL SAUCE
À LA RAYMOND CHANDLER”
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to make dinner with Franz Kafka, Jane Austen, or Raymond Chandler, this is the chance to find out. Literary ventriloquist Mark Crick presents fourteen recipes in the voices of famous writers, from Homer to Virginia Woolf to Irvine Welsh.
Guaranteed to delight anyone in love with food and books, these witty pastiches will keep you so entertained in the kitchen that you’ll be sorry when the guests arrive.« less
Although the recipes are quite workable, this book is mainly a parody on some of the more famous authors. Each recipe is presented in the style of that author. Some of the authors are:Jane Austen; John Steinbeck; Virginia Wolfe; and, Homer. Some of the recipes are:Tarragon Eggs; Coq Au Vin; Vietnamese Chicken; and, Onion Tart.