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Kafka's soup : a complete history of world literature in 14 recipes (original 2006; edition 2006)

by Mark Crick

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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. 'Irresistibly moreish ...' - The Independent on Sunday… (more)
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Title:Kafka's soup : a complete history of world literature in 14 recipes
Authors:Mark Crick
Info:Orlando, Fla.: Harcourt, Inc. [2006]. 92 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 19 cm. 1st u.s. ed
Collections:Your library, Read in 2014, Read - total
Rating:****
Tags:cookbook, literature, essays

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Kafka's Soup by Mark Crick (2006)

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Clever and entertaining. Await the second course. ( )
  rhbouchard | Sep 11, 2018 |
This is a delightful collection of recipes with stories written in the style of famous authors. The directions for the recipes are contained in the stories and all sound tasty and ate ertainly humorous and dead on. I can't wait to try Garcia Marquez's cow au vin or Chaucer's onion tart. ( )
  varielle | Jan 16, 2016 |
It's a book of recipes, each written in the style of a famous author, with a page of artwork in a different style included. So the title recipe is for quick miso soup written in the style of Kafka and featuring a Warhol-esque painting of a soup can with Kafka's face on the label. There's a coq au vin recipe inside a story of a priest watching his cook prepare the last meal for a man about to be executed, a la Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and a very good parody of The Caretaker by Pinter, with the young man forcing the older man to try an Italian version of cheese on toast. There are several recipes I'd like to try. ( )
  mstrust | Apr 28, 2015 |
An absolute joy, and I'm planning to actually make the recipes, perhaps even dress in the style of the author to eat it, no just kidding but this is great. It will definitely prompt me to broaden my literary education and make sure I've read at least one of each author he parodies. The disappointing thing is the dust jacket says Mark Crick is a "photographer", mmm, how did that qualify him to write such an intelligent book? ( )
  booksbooks11 | Jul 2, 2008 |
I was unimpressed with either the recipes or the literary styles. ( )
  craigim | Jun 28, 2008 |
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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. 'Irresistibly moreish ...' - The Independent on Sunday

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