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Kafka's Soup: A Complete History of World Literature in 14 Recipes

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ISBN13: 9780151012831
ISBN10: 0151012830
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I needed a table at Maxim's, a hundred bucks, and a gorgeous blonde; what I had was a leg of lamb and no clues. I took hold of the joint. It felt cold and damp, like a coroner's handshake. I took out a knife and cut the lamb into pieces. Feeling the blade in my hand I sliced an onion, and before I knew what I was doing a carrot lay in pieces on the slab. None of them moved. (From "Lamb with Dill Sauce à la Raymond Chandler")

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"London-based photographer Crick's whimsical book consists of pastiches of famous writers having culinary adventures. John Steinbeck's Depression-era risotto is a parched affair: 'The porcini lay dry and wrinkled, each slice twisted by thirst.' The Marquis de Sade's heroine Justine offers a through-the-keyhole account of her captor's preparation of Boned, Stuffed Poussins: 'I had no idea that a small bird could take so much stuffing, but he carried on, using language that my ears could barely suffer, until the poor bird could take no more.' Crick easily evokes the serene wisdom of Jane Austen, in a recipe for Tarragon Eggs: 'It is a truth universally acknowledged that eggs, kept for too long, go off.' From Raymond Chandler's edgy account of cooking lamb to Gabriel Garca Mrquez's epic Coq au Vin, from Harold Pinter's one-act Cheese on Toast to Chaucer's versified instructions for Onion Tart, Crick ranges easily throughout world literature, perfectly capturing the voice of each writer. Not content with this capricious achievement, Crick supplies his own color illustrations, likewise works of pastiche, gently mocking, among others, Andy Warhol, William Hogarth, Jean Cocteau, Vincent van Gogh and Henry Moore. This is a delight for literary foodies." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"Brief and witty and also useful: pastiche with a purpose. Mr. Crick is evidently a man of many talents: his recipes are both plausible and appetizing; his literary impersonations are all cleverly executed and, in patches, brilliant; and the illustrations (also by Mr. Crick) are playful pastiche, too." The New York Observer

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"Unpalatable." —Franz Kafka

"Stuck in my throat." —Raymond Chandler

"Long-winded." —Marcel Proust

"He'll rot in hell." —Graham Greene

Synopsis:

If you've ever wondered what it would be like to have dinner with Franz Kafka, Jane Austen or Raymond Chandler, this is the chance to find out. Literary ventriloquist Mark Crick presents 14 recipes in the voices of famous writers, from Homer to Irvine Welsh. Guaranteed to delight anyone in love with food and books, these witty pastiches will keep you so entertained in the kitchen that you'll be sorry when the guests arrive.

About the Author

Mark Crick is a photographer. He lives in London. This is his first book.

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Spy-C, September 30, 2011 (view all comments by Spy-C)
Fun! This is great out-loud reading. The personality of each author shines through Crick's culinary homage.
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2jhy, March 5, 2010 (view all comments by 2jhy)
Tasty!

Don't buy this book for the recipes, which range from pretty good to just-not-right.
Remember: In matters of grave importance style, not sincerity, is the vital thing.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780151012831
Author:
Crick, Mark
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Author:
rk
Author:
Crick, Ma
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
History
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Books & Reading
Subject:
Cookery in literature
Subject:
Food in literature
Subject:
General Cooking
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Historical Food and Cooking
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
14 4/c illustrations with text
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 0.61 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "London-based photographer Crick's whimsical book consists of pastiches of famous writers having culinary adventures. John Steinbeck's Depression-era risotto is a parched affair: 'The porcini lay dry and wrinkled, each slice twisted by thirst.' The Marquis de Sade's heroine Justine offers a through-the-keyhole account of her captor's preparation of Boned, Stuffed Poussins: 'I had no idea that a small bird could take so much stuffing, but he carried on, using language that my ears could barely suffer, until the poor bird could take no more.' Crick easily evokes the serene wisdom of Jane Austen, in a recipe for Tarragon Eggs: 'It is a truth universally acknowledged that eggs, kept for too long, go off.' From Raymond Chandler's edgy account of cooking lamb to Gabriel Garca Mrquez's epic Coq au Vin, from Harold Pinter's one-act Cheese on Toast to Chaucer's versified instructions for Onion Tart, Crick ranges easily throughout world literature, perfectly capturing the voice of each writer. Not content with this capricious achievement, Crick supplies his own color illustrations, likewise works of pastiche, gently mocking, among others, Andy Warhol, William Hogarth, Jean Cocteau, Vincent van Gogh and Henry Moore. This is a delight for literary foodies." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Brief and witty and also useful: pastiche with a purpose. Mr. Crick is evidently a man of many talents: his recipes are both plausible and appetizing; his literary impersonations are all cleverly executed and, in patches, brilliant; and the illustrations (also by Mr. Crick) are playful pastiche, too."
"Synopsis" by , "Unpalatable." —Franz Kafka

"Stuck in my throat." —Raymond Chandler

"Long-winded." —Marcel Proust

"He'll rot in hell." —Graham Greene
"Synopsis" by , If you've ever wondered what it would be like to have dinner with Franz Kafka, Jane Austen or Raymond Chandler, this is the chance to find out. Literary ventriloquist Mark Crick presents 14 recipes in the voices of famous writers, from Homer to Irvine Welsh. Guaranteed to delight anyone in love with food and books, these witty pastiches will keep you so entertained in the kitchen that you'll be sorry when the guests arrive.
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