It’s Tuesday again so The Broke and the Bookish are hosting Top Ten Tuesday.
This week it’s Top Ten Books That Would Be On Your Syllabus If You Taught X 101 .
Welcome to Food in Literature 101. In this course we will be looking at books and scenes in books where food is important. Eating in this class is not only allowed but encouraged. This is your required reading:
Chocolat- Joanne Harris
The descriptions of chocolate in this book are graphic enough to mean you need a bar of chocolate to hand when reading it
Great Expectations- Charles Dickens
Specifically the scene where Pip meets Miss Havisham in her decaying wedding reception.
A Little Princes- Frances Hodgeson Burnett
Again specifically the scene where Sara and Becky are really hungry so they imagine a magnificent feast.
The Book Unholy Mischief- Ellie Newmark
When a homeless boy is caught stealing a pomegranate by a chef the chef takes this as showing the superior taste of the boy so he takes him in to be a chef’s apprentice.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory- Roald Dahl
Food plays a role in a lot of Roald Dahl work (the cake in Matilda, the peach in James and the Giant Peach, for example), but Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has the most feed in it. For a more full look at food in Roald Dahl take my second year class.
Like Water For Chocolate- Laura Esquivel.
This book has recipes as part of the story.One at the begginning of each chapter
These short stories have food as a pivotal part of the plot. Technically 3 books, but they’re all very short.