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  • Published: 15 October 2015
  • ISBN: 9781784702083
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $22.99
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Literary Lunch


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A compendium of culinary delights and literary gems from Vintage's most celebrated authors

A great book is like a feast. We love to concoct stories from food but what about making food from some of our favourite stories?

To whip up your own Literary Lunch, just follow this simple recipe…

- Take a generous helping of Ian McEwan and leave to marinate overnight.

- Add some Sebastian Faulks to a pan and sauté on a high heat.

- Mix in a dollop of Louis de Bernieres (don’t stint) and shavings of Mark Haddon and bring to the boil.

- Add a rounded teaspoon of Anne Tyler, a smidgen of Neel Mukherjee and a pinch of Julian Barnes, according to taste. You may also wish to add a sprinkling of Salman Rushdie to add some heat.

- Reduce the mixture down and add a splash of Irvine Welsh, skimming off excess expletives.

- Remove from the heat and add essence of Haruki Murakami slowly, drop by drop, making sure to mix in thoroughly.

- Meanwhile, using a rich brandy or calvados, flambé thinly sliced extracts of Simon Schama – to avoid a scorching, avert face and be prepared for a flare of potentially large flames.

- Finally, bring all the elements together and plate up with a dash of Jeanette Winterson and garnish with a sprig pf Helen Fielding.

Enjoy with a full-bodied red wine.

  • Pub date: 15 October 2015
  • ISBN: 9781784702083
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $22.99
Categories:

Praise for Literary Lunch

“Part literature, part cookbook, this is a compilation of classic meals from classic writing, plus the actual recipes to make them yourself.”

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