Monday, March 19, 2007

Literary Cookbooks

Writers often interject descriptions of food or meals partaken in order to move a story along, to add vivid detail, or as a way of depicting character. Writers are often good cooks themselves. Please savor the list of books below that include recipes drawn from your favorite books and authors.

Alice B. Toklas Cook Book
Alice b. Toklas

Between Two Fires: Intimate Writings on Life, Love, Food & Flavor
Laura Esquivel

The Book Club Cookbook: Recipes and Food from Your Book Club's Favorite Books and Authors
Judy Gelman

Book Lover’s Cookbook: Recipes Inspired by Celebrated Works of Literature and the Passages that Feature Them
Shaunda Wenger

A Feast of Words: for Lovers of Food and Fiction
Anna Shapiro

Food to Die For: Secrets from Kay Scarpetta's Kitchen

Patricia Cornwell

Jan Karon’s Mitford Cookbook & Kitchen Reader
Jan Karon

The Jane Austen Cookbook
Maggie Black

Kafka's Soup: a Complete History of World Literature in 14 Recipes
Mark Crick

Read It and Eat: a Month-by-Month Guide to Scintillating Book Club Selections and Mouthwatering Menus
Sarah Gardner

Stirring Prose: Cooking with Texas Authors
Deborah Douglas

Taste of Murder: Diabolically Delicious Recipes from Contemporary Mystery Writers
Jo Grossman

1 comment:

legadillo said...

The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook is one of my favorite books--not just cookbooks, any books. Getrude Stein, Picasso, art, literature, and food in occupied France.