For anyone who has ever wanted to taste the food that plays a role in their favorite books, this charming volume provides the recipes. Wenger and Jensen, both chefs and avid readers, have pored over volumes from Little Women to The Importance of Being Earnest, found food-related passages and devised recipes for each. For example, Catch 'Em to Eat 'Em Chicken and Dumplings was inspired by this passage from Frannie Flagg's Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café: "Even at 11, they say she could make the most delicious biscuits and gravy, cobbler, fried chicken, turnip greens, and black-eyed peas. And her dumplings were so light they would float in the air and you'd have to catch 'em to eat 'em." Scattered between recipes and passages are quotations from authors about food and writing. At times, Wenger and Jensen may stretch to link some of their recipes to literature-Baked Stuffed Mushrooms follows a passage from Alice and Wonderland-which seems rather unnecessary given that there are so many books with appropriate food descriptions. Nonetheless, their volume provides a fun read for any bibliophile-cum-foodie.
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“Rich in good food with a lively variety of literary links.”
“Add a delectable new element to your next book club gathering.”
“A cornucopia of authors who have a knack for getting the salivary glands going. . . . you’re sure to find something to satisfy the senses.”
Bought this for my daughter who is truly a literarian. She loves it!Published 1 month ago by L. BREAUX
Such a fun book for a reader to have handy in the kitchen to resort to when she's waiting for the food to cook.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This book was very interesting. I actually gave it as a gift at my Mystery Book Club Christmas. It was a White Elephant gift and everyone in the club wanted it. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Patty W
As others have stated, one doesn't have to be a cook OR a lover of classic literature to appreciate this book. It can serve as a great cookbook OR as a great read. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Joanna McKenna
Bought for my best friend who is a book lover and loves to cook and try new ideas. She loves this cookbook, not only for the recipes but as a cute coffee table book.Published on March 14, 2013 by Susan E. Halloran
This was a gift to my sister, so I haven't tried any of the recipes - but she's very pleased with it and loves the unique recipes found inside. Read morePublished on January 16, 2013 by Jay D. See