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March 8, 2014 11:38 AM   Subscribe

This site has the aim of encouraging a wider reading of all types of literature, through a series of recipes inspired (directly or indirectly), by those works. It explores the ways in which descriptions of food are used to elicit meaning for a character trait, a foreign country, or social etiquette.


Banana-filled Croissants with Brandy-Banana Sauce (Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow)
Pumpkin Stew (Roald Dahl’s The BFG)
Coconut Poked Cake (William Faulkner’s The Unvanquished)
Zabaglione, Pistachio-Meringue Biscuits and Plum Compote (Keats’s The Eve of St Agnes)
posted by chavenet (6 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite


I am a guy who is all for literacy and expansion of the popular canon but this seems like the same sort of reddit-y tribute work that is absolutely everywhere on the 'net. A tribute art page for My Little Pony characters is in the exact same genre as this site, it seems, all though this one would be viewed as maybe more intellectual/pretentious?

I dunno, just seems like another mash-up tribute to me.
posted by DinoswtfEd at 11:44 AM on March 8

This is fantastic, thanks very much. I'm surprised no one's done this before!
posted by Jubey at 12:53 PM on March 8

A tribute art page for My Little Pony characters is in the exact same genre as this site, it seems

You say that like it's a bad thing.
posted by wemayfreeze at 12:58 PM on March 8 [1 favorite]

You say that like it's a bad thing.

It isn't necessarily, its just so ubiquitous and disposable these days. I mean does anyone really need another Doctor Who tribute? Or another Star Wars Parody? Or another 80's cartoon mash up?

Are you really so bored?

You could actually go read Gravity's Rainbow or Ozma of Oz, but the tradeoff there is that it wouldn't take 5 minutes and it might actually challenge your tastes.
posted by DinoswtfEd at 1:25 PM on March 8

Also that came out meaner than I meant it.
posted by DinoswtfEd at 4:27 PM on March 8

I have a really fun cookbook called The Joyce of Cooking, if you enjoy this sort of thing and reading James Joyce.
posted by salix at 12:36 AM on March 14

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