One British writer is giving folks a taste with a new cookbook, Kafkas Soup: A Complete History Of World Literature In 14 Recipes (Harcourt) which combines literature and food.
Author Mark Crick was inspired to write each recipe in the style of the authors hes paying tribute to, and he hopes people will actually read my cookbook and not just skim the ingredients.
Says Crick: I had to choose distinct voices and think to myself, If this author was selling his bicycle in the newspaper, you would know who it was right away.
For example, he wrote a recipe for Rich Chocolate Cake in the style of Scottish author Irvine Welsh and had to decode various Scottish slang words to throw into the dish.
Although the recipes arent necessarily found in each authors works, Crick says he tried to pick dishes representing themes close to each writers heart.
Thats why the Marquis de Sades recipe is for something with sadistic undertones, what he calls a rather nice boned stuffed poussins.
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