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Caro



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:57 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Back to this thread, though on a different tack.  Our bookclub book The Case of the Poisoned Butter Chicken, a Vish Puri crime novel by Tarquin Hall featured a lot of Indian food, and one of the questions in the notes was what other novelists use food, and what is the purpose?  We just thought of Joanne Harris, Nicky Pelligrino and Sarah-Kate Lynch.  I not long ago read A Debt to Pleasure, but didn't remember that one.  

But we got stuck on the purpose part of the question.  What is its purpose?  Thematic?  To set the book in its place?  Nearly all these books are about "exotic" places - mostly France or Italy; the Vish Puri novel was set in India and for a few tense chapters (for Vish if not for the reader) Pakistan.  To round out the characters?  Or just to fill out the pages?  Most of these authors don't write particularly long books though.  

Are there any classic books which feature food particularly?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Babette's Feast?



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