Literary Feasts: Drood, by Dan Simmons ~ 2
Beth did a wonderful post on making your own buttons. I am debuting my very rudimentary attempt here. Thanks Beth!
I love reading about food in books. I like to cook and I love to eat even more. So on Friday’s
I’ll be sharing the culinary delights that I have come across in my reading. What better way to start off the weekend than thinking about good food in a good book.
“Out of a large hamper set atop the wall, Dickens magically produced fried sole and whiting with shrimp sauce, crackers and pate, a brace of well-grilled birds which I first though were squab but which I soon realized were delightful little pheasants (to which Waiter Dickens applied the sauce with a flourish), then ladles full of roast haunch of mutton with stewed onions and brown potatoes, all followed by pound puddings. Along with the food came a chilled white wine– which Dickens, now turned somelier, uncorked and poured with much ado while awaiting our judgement with batting eyes and pursed lips– and then a large bottle of champagne still in its bucket of ice.” 
I think I have about 100 pages of Drood left. I’ll miss the food. It always sounds so yummy.
Have you come across any good food in your reading this week?