Bedside Companion for Food Lovers: An Anthology of Food Delights for Every Night of the Year
Author Jane McMorland Hunter
A mouthwatering anthology of food in literature, encompassing fiction and non-fiction, prose and poetry, and even a smattering of recipes, with one piquant extract for every night of the year.
This absorbing book is a literary feast for every food lover—and who isn’t?
You’ll discover a wealth of foodie extracts from around the world and throughout the centuries, from marchpane and posset in Shakespeare to Nigella Lawson on how much cheese to buy for a dinner party. It includes literary greats like Charles Dickens, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Maya Angelou; stellar food writers such as Elizabeth David, Madhur Jaffrey, and Anthony Bourdain; and some intriguing curiosities such as the surreal recipes in 1932’s Futurist Cookbook. And, of course, Mrs. Beeton makes an appearance. Also on the menu are:
Delicious baked apples in Jane Austen’s Emma
Ingenious wartime solutions in MFK Fisher’s How to Cook a Wolf
The joys of Caribbean cooking in Sam Selvon’s The Lonely Londoners
Lashings of ginger beer for Enid Blyton’s Famous Five
and much, much more. Keep this delectable book by your bedside and savor a whole world of delicious food writing every night of the year—and it also makes the perfect gift for the foodie in your life!
About The Author
Jane McMorland Hunter is a passionate lover of the written word who works at Hatchards bookshop when not writing. She has written and edited several books, including Ode to London, Favourite Poems of England, A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year, Friends: A Poem for Every Day of the Year,and A Nature Poem for Every Night of the Year. She lives in London.