Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Food for thought

"Mr Leopold Bloom ate with relish the inner organs of beasts and fowls. He liked thick giblet soup, nutty gizzards, a stuffed roast heart, liver slices fried with crustcrumbs, fried hencods' roes. Most of all he liked grilled mutton kidneys which gave to his palate a fine tang of faintly scented urine." One of the most remarkable introductions to a character in literature - and one which helped to inspire designer Dinah Fried's book Fictional Dishes, for which she cooked and photographed numerous iconic meals from popular fiction. I don't know about full meals, but Roald Dahl's Danny The Champion Of The World always made me want to eat pork pie.

(Thanks to Adam for the link.)

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