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Mikeharvey

The Picnic Papers

At the end of 2010 we had a bit of literary fun with A GOOD REED where we had to think of titles of books with a horticultural connection like 'Love in the Time of Cauliflower' and 'Cress of the D'Urbevilles'. Might I suggest a new game. Book/play/film titles with a Food and Drink connection.  I'll begin with
               CREAM AND PUNISHMENT
               THE COD OF SMALL THINGS
Chibiabos83

There is always the classic Yiddish children's story, Anne of Green Bagels.
Mikeharvey

Very Happy

LOAF IN  THE TIME OF CHOLERA
GRAPE EXPECTATIONS
Evie

I can't compete with you two, but...

War and Peas, of course.

Tequila Mockingbird (can't claim originality for that one!)
Marita

Mikeharvey wrote:

GRAPE EXPECTATIONS

and it's sequel
Grain Expectations

and also:
The Old Confectionary Shop
The Battle of Loaf
Woman in Loaf
What Maize Knew
The Aspic Papers
Mikeharvey

THE SALAD OF THE BAD CAFE
BARNABY FUDGE
HUCKLEBERRY FINNAN HADDOCK
Mikeharvey

A few more titles:

THE MEAL ON THE FLOSS
THE WOMAN IN WHEAT
THE WHEY OF ALL FLESH
OMLETTE
Sandraseahorse

The Age of Raisin by Jean Paul Sartre

Seven Pilafs of Wisdom by T.E. Lawrence
TheRejectAmidHair

The Long Good Pie by Raymond Chandler
Evie

Fab, all.  Salad of the Bad Cafe is genius, Mike!
verityktw

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Bread - Tom Stoppard
TheRejectAmidHair

Bread Rolls by Nikolai Gogol
Sandraseahorse

Not forgetting J.D. Salinger's The Ketchup in the Rye.
Chibiabos83

Everyone knows about Hemingway's travels to Spain, but his Indian odyssey is less well documented. It did produce one masterpiece, The Old Naan and the Ghee.
Chibiabos83

He was a very versatile raita.
Mikeharvey

Great fun, everyone. All these are well worth reading

THE POSTMAN ALWAYS BRINGS RICE
LADY WINDERMERE'S FLAN
THE CREPES OF WRATH
THE RED BADGE OF PORRIDGE
MACBROTH
MikeAlx

Flanark
Curry O'Lanus*
The Pittadel

(*Indian-Irish-Roman fusion cuisine)
MikeAlx

Nietzsche takes a technical approach to Indian cooking:
The Ghee Science
MikeAlx

Tenderloin is the Night
TheRejectAmidHair

Le Gâteau de Ma Mère by Marcel Pagnol
MikeAlx

The Enchanted Casserole (By "Eat Tidbit", of course)
MikeAlx

Across the Liver and into the Tureens
Mikeharvey

YEAST OF EDEN
THE CRUMPET MAJOR
AS I LAY FRYING
COCA-COLAHOMA!
OH WHISTLE AND I'LL COME TO YOU MY LARD
LADY CHATTERLEY'S LIVER
THE GOULASH ARCHIPELAGO
TheRejectAmidHair

Portnoy's Confit  (by Philip Broth)
Sandraseahorse

This talk of food is making me hungry:-
WOLF ALL
MikeAlx

The Fallafel (Camus)
A Casserole for a Knave
The Lambshank Redemption
Green Jay

Sandraseahorse wrote:
This talk of food is making me hungry:-
WOLF ALL


Very Happy

Looking at Mantel's back catalogue, I find:

Beyond Black Pudding
A Plate of Grated Pastry
Eight Mouths on Ghazzah Street
Every Day is Pancake Day

Really, she can't keep out of the fridge...
mike js

Hurrah!

George Orwell's story of his favourite snack from the local Chinese Takeaway: 19, 84
mike js

The Girl with the Dragon Tofu
We Need to Snack about Seven
Shallot Gravy

(I think I came up with the last one before - so beware of the display until/use by date!)
Jen M

A couple more from Thomas Lardy:

Tess of the Burgervilles
Two on a Black Tower

George Eliot's book of unusual recipes:

The Peppermill on the Candy Floss

John Steinbeck's GCSE text:

Of Rice and Uncle Ben
mike js

As usual, I am obliged to visit the works of Philip K Dick:

The Three Tomatoes of Palmer Eldritch
Clams of the Alphane Moon
A Maize of Death
Flow My Beers the Publican Said
Ooh, Biscuit
Castorboy

Two from John Buchan

The Three Sausages and A Book of Canapes

D H Lawrence - The Rainbow Trout

Gerald Durrell - The Bafut Bagels

Cranberry by Mrs Gaskell

And two plays by Arnold Wesker

Shallot and The Quichen
MikeAlx

The Toad-in-the-hole of Toad Hall
The Frying of Lot 49
Gravity's Rainbow Trout
Sprout Fishing in America

And some SF titles:
The Marzipan Chronicles
I Turbot
Mikeharvey

Wonderfully clever and mouth-watering everyone...

STEWED THE OBSCURE
HOBSON'S CHEESE
PUNNETS FROM THE PORTUGESE
THE MERCHANT OF VENISON
THE GRAVY'S NOT FOR BURNING
DONUT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT (Dylan Thomas)
SALAMI (Oscar Wilde)
RUMBABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES
JERKY AND THE BEANSTALK
THE LUNCHBOX OF NOTRE DAME
Chibiabos83

Mikeharvey wrote:
STEWED THE OBSCURE

And its sequel, Chewed the Obscure.
Chibiabos83

There's a further sequel, but let's keep the thread genteel.
Chibiabos83

Let's not forget the multitude of books about fish, which include:

The Interpretation of Breams (Sigmund Fried)
Death in Coley Orders
The Marlin Buds of May
The World According to Carp
Haroun and the Sea of Dories (Salmon Rushdie)
and of course Jack London's White Bait
MikeAlx

Or Waiting for Codot, for that matter
MikeAlx

In search of lost thyme
MikeAlx

More SF: Altered Carbonara - Richard K Morgan
The Goulash Archipelago - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Castorboy

MikeAlx wrote:
In search of lost thyme

I wish I'd thought of that one!

The Boilers of the Pea - Victor Hugo

Uncle Tomato's Cabin

The Meal on the Minispit - Alec Waugh
Mikeharvey

It's not generally remembered that Christopher Marlowe wrote two plays with a culinary flavour:
THE JULEP OF MALTA
DIDO, QUEEN OF CABBAGE

Three by Evelyn Waugh:
VEAL BODIES
PUT OUT MORE FIGS
THE TRUTH ABOUT PIE-CRUST

And I recall these:
THE GRUEL SEA
PI-GNOCCHI-O
A MATZO OF LIFE AND DEATH
Mervyn Peake's diatribe against overeating GORGE AND GASP
Melville's BILLY PUD
THE FIRST MELON IN THE MOON
FAR FROM THE MADELEINE CROWD
THE MAYOR OF CASTER SUGAR
TO THE DEVILLED A DAUGHTER
THE CONSTANT JARDINIERE
Chibiabos83

The Sense of a Blending by Julienne Barnes. I think that won the Cooker Prize.
Marita

A French one :
Gateau en Suède by Francoise Sagan

The Can of the Wild
Wheat Fang
The Mystery of Edwin’s Food
The Voyage of the Bagel
Veal-ette
The Veal of Loneliness
Dairy of a Nobody
Chibiabos83

Marita wrote:
The Veal of Loneliness

Very Happy
TheRejectAmidHair

The Frying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
MikeAlx

TheRejectAmidHair wrote:
The Frying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon

Sorry H., but I beat you to it!

A couple by James Baldwin:
Go Tell it on the Plantain
Giovanni's 'shroom
Mikeharvey

Anyone read  
CACHOU 29 or CASHEW 29

Robert Burns' Indian poem
BIRYANI LAURIE

Or Webster's
THE DUCHESS OF KULFI
TheRejectAmidHair

MikeAlx wrote:
TheRejectAmidHair wrote:
The Frying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon

Sorry H., but I beat you to it!

A couple by James Baldwin:
Go Tell it on the Plantain
Giovanni's 'shroom


Damn! Took me bloody ages to think of that!

OK, then ... what about As I Lay Frying?

There - gotcha! (I think...)
Green Jay

MikeAlx wrote:
[Giovanni's 'shroom


Woolf got there first with Jacob's 'Shroom.
Jen M

Mikeharvey wrote:
Anyone read  
CACHOU 29 or CASHEW 29



... and its prequel

Cashew-22

The Old Flan and the Tea

Olive Cheese-Twist
Mikeharvey

Very Happy

Scraping the barrel I came up with

OF MOUSSE AND MEN
THE MAN WHO MISTOOK HIS WIFE FOR A LATTE
AS YOU LEEK IT
MikeAlx

Spinach Music Text - Roland Barthes
Loaf-Flying Aircraft and Other Stories - JG Ballard
The Hothouse by the Yeast River - Muriel Spark
Candied - Voltaire
The Rights of Ham - Thomas Paine
Ann

The House at Stew Corner
War and Peas
Apple

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Wine
mike js

Great fun reading this thread!

John Wyndham was a foodie:

The Kraken Bakes
Truffle with Lichen
The Day of the Giblets
The Mid-Week Couscous
The Casserole Lids
Choccy
Marita

mike js wrote:

The Kraken Bakes


I thought that was THE CRACKER BAKES.


Chibiabos83

Green Jay wrote:
MikeAlx wrote:
Giovanni's 'shroom


Woolf got there first with Jacob's 'Shroom.


And the sequel, about her protagonist's insanity, Jacob's Crackers. Bad shrooms, probably.
TheRejectAmidHair

Chibiabos83 wrote:
Green Jay wrote:
MikeAlx wrote:
Giovanni's 'shroom


Woolf got there first with Jacob's 'Shroom.


And the sequel, about her protagonist's insanity, Jacob's Crackers. Bad shrooms, probably.


Is that the one with all that cream of consciousness stuff?
Chibiabos83

Laughing
Castorboy

TheRejectAmidHair wrote:

Is that the one with all that cream of consciousness stuff?

Or even Udder Milk Wood.

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