Twice baked potatoes The Boleyn Inheritance
Black Butter Jane Austen's Christmas
Emily Bronte's favorite meat pie
Mrs. Leibowitz’s Lentil-Vegetable Soup Angela's Ashes
Carrot Pudding A Christmas Carol
Turkish Delight The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Louisa May Alcott's Apple Slump
Persian Cucumber and Yogurt House of Sand and Fog
Cucumber and Tomato Sandwiches Women in Love
Jam Tarts Sons and Lovers
Mrs. Ramsay's boeuf en daube dinner To the Lighthouse
Quail in Rose Petal Sauce Like Water for Chocolate
Italian Pea Pottage Shakespeare's Kitchen
Tennessee Williams's Lemon Icebox Pie
Lane Cake To Kill a Mockingbird
Recipes from The Color Purple Cookbook
Jack Kerouac Diner Menu
Tarragon Eggs A La Jane Austen
Pinch of salt
2 teaspoons tarragon (fresh or dried)
Mrs B- was not used to disagreeing with the better informed mind of Lady Cumberland, and now, her every cherished opinion of parsley's worth overthrown, she turned her eye to rarer visitors, including the tarragon. She had always thought tarragon a difficult herb and hard to please. 'It refuses to grow here, it refuses to grow there, but fancies itself so very great, disappearing every winter I know not where. I quite detest the plant.'
Clafoutis Grandmere A La Virginia Woolf
500g cherries, 3 eggs
150g flour, 150g sugar
10g yeast, prepared in warm water if necessary
100g butter, 1 cup of milk
When the flour came it was a delight, a touch left on her cheek as she brushed aside a wisp of hair, as if her beauty bored her and she wanted to be like other people, insignificant, sitting in a widow's house with her pen and paper...
Quick Miso Soup A La Franz Kafka
3 dessertspoons fermented miso
150g silken tofu
4-5 small mushrooms
A few leaves of dried wakame
He placed three spoonfuls of the miso into a saucepan and poured on two pints of hot water, shielding the process from the panel as he did so. He became angry with himself for thinking of the new arrivals as a panel; they had not announced their purpose in calling on him and as yet he did not know what position each of them held.
Mushroom Risotto A La John Steinbeck
Extra virgin olive oil
25g porcini mushrooms
1 onion, 2 cloves garlic
200g risotto rice
500ml vegetable stock
Salt and pepper,
1 glass white wine
The parmesan cheese was hard and dry. The cook grated what little she had. The cheese grated coarsely, like maize from the thresher; the cheese grated finely, like the first powder snow; the cheese grated in shavings, like the wood thrown up from her husband's plane.
Truman Capote's Family's Cornbread- makes 8 wedges -
1 tablespoon butter or bacon drippings
2 cups buttermilk
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups stone-ground white cornmeal
1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Place the butter or drippings in a 10-inch cast iron skillet; place it in the oven.
2. Combine the eggs and buttermilk in a small bowl or measuring cup, whisking together well with a fork.
3. In a medium bowl, combine the sugar, salt, baking soda, and cornmeal; stir well to combine.
4. Stir the egg mixture into the dry ingredients, beating just until the dry ingredients are moistened and no more.
5. Pull the skillet from the oven. It should be hot, with the fat sizzling. Swirl the pan to coat. Quickly transfer batter to skillet; return skillet to oven.
6. Bake until browned and pulling away from skillet, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve hot, in wedges.
This one is actually a drink - Champagne Hemingway