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!

literary-feasts1I 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.” [310]

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?

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  1. I think that’s a wonderful looking button! I’ve never made one myself though I’d like to for my Friday Updates. Anyways, it sounds like you’re enjoying “Drood.” I covet this one too, but the size of it is pretty daunting. I’m trying to hold out for the paperback on this one too, but we’ll see how long that lasts. I can’t wait to read your review!