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message 1: by Linz (new)

Linz (terplinz) Hey guys - one of my friends is trying to throw a dinner where the foods are based on books or foods that are famous in books - any suggestions?

message 2: by Marsha (new)

Marsha (earthmarsha) | 2 comments There's always the famous sexy dinner scene from Tom Jones! I haven't read it in many years, so I don't know how specific the description of the food is. Actually, I don't know if the book even has a sexy dinner scene, but I know the movie does.

Very interesting idea. I'll be thinking about this and will let you know if anything else comes to mind.

message 3: by [deleted user] (last edited Jan 15, 2009 05:46PM) (new)

The Two Husbands of Dona Flor is an entertaining and critically acclaimed novel which contains descriptions of what sound like tasty Brazilian dishes. I haven't had a chance to try them, sadly.

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Marsha (earthmarsha) | 2 comments Ah, and now that you mentioned Dona Flor, I remembered Babette's Feast and Other Anecdotes of Destiny. Interesting how all the books we've thought of so far were films. I would love to think of a famous dish or meal in a book that wasn't also a film.

message 5: by [deleted user] (last edited Jan 16, 2009 06:30PM) (new)

Well, if it's famous and fictional, it's probably in a film. I guess one could look through popular new novels. Of course, I doubt A Diet for a Small Planet has been made into a movie.

Your friend could go Shakespearean:

Witches' Stew: Stewed liver, tongue, and root vegetables.
Eggs As You Like Them: Soft-boiled or sunny-side up.
Rice a la Clown: Rice with currants, raisins, saffron, nutmeg, and ginger.
Tempestuous Duck: A whole duck, cooked in a convection oven.
Henry IV's Hors D'ouvres: smoked fish and garlic cheddar on crackers
The Salad of Iago's Virtue: Lettuce and chopped fresh figs with Italian dressing.

The list could go on, but I'll stop making suggestions unless you really want more.

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