Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way through Great Books

Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way through Great Books


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ISBN-13: 9780316242998
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 08/18/2015
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Cara Nicoletti is a butcher, recipe developer, and author of the literary recipe blog Yummy Books. She comes from a long line of butchers in Boston, Massachusetts and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Illustrator Marion Bolognesi lives and works in New York City and has exhibited her paintings around the globe. Her website is Marion-B.com.

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Part I Childhood

Little House in the Big Woods Breakfast Sausage 3

"Hansel and Gretel" Gingerbread Cake with Blood Orange Syrup 8

In the Night Kitchen Scalded and Malted Milk Cake 13

Nancy Drew Double Chocolate Walnut Sundae 19

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies 27

The Indian in the Cupboard Grilled Roast Beef 32

The Boxcar Children Chocolate Pudding 37

Pippi Longstocking Buttermilk Pancakes 42

Anne of Green Gables Salted Chocolate Caramels 47

Homer Price Old-Fashioned Sour Cream Donuts 53

The Witches Mussel, Shrimp, and Cod Stew 58

The Secret Garden Currant Buns 64

Charlotte's Web Pea and Bacon Soup 71

Where the Red Fern Grows Skillet Cornbread with Honey Butter 78

Strega Nona Black Pepper-Parmesan Pasta 83

"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" Buckwheat Pancakes 87

Part II Adolescence and College Years

To Kill a Mockingbird Biscuits with Molasses Butter 95

Lord of the Flies Porchetta di Testa 101

The Catcher in the Rye Malted Milk Ice Cream 105

The Bell Jar Crab-Stuffed Avocados 110

Rebecca Blood Orange Marmalade 114

Les Misérables Black Rye Bread 119

Great Expectations Pork Pie 124

Moby-Dick Clam Chowder 130

Down and Out in Paris and London Rib-Eye Steak 135

Pride and Prejudice White Garlic Soup 139

The Silence of the Lambs Crostini with Fava Bean and Chicken Liver Mousses 145

Middlesex Olive Oil Yogurt Cake 151

Brideshead Revisited Blinis with Caviar 155

The Corrections Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Buttercream Frosting 159

The Aeneid Honey-Poppy Seed Cake 166

Mrs. Dalloway Chocolate Éclairs 171

Anna Karenina Oysters and Cucumber Mignonette 179

Part III Adulthood

The Bluest Eye Concord Grape Sorbet 187

A Confederacy of Dunces jelly Donuts 191

The Dog Stars Whole Roasted Trout 196

The Hours Birthday Cake 201

"Goodbye to All That" Grilled Peaches with Homemade Ricotta 207

American Pastoral Hot Cheese Sandwich 211

Emma Perfect Soft-Boiled Egg 216

"The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether" Goat Cheese Pumpkin Pie 221

In Cold Blood Cherry Pie 226

The Little Friend Peppermint Stick Ice Cream 231

"Gimpel the Fool" Challah 236

In the Woods Chocolate-Covered Digestive Biscuits 240

Sometimes a Great Notion Blackberry-Hazelnut Coffee Cake 245

Gone Girl Brown Butter Crepes 250

The Odyssey Red Wine-Rosemary Bread 254

"The Best Girlfriend You Never Had" Red Flannel Hash 258

The Secret History Wine-Braised Leg of Lamb with Wild Mushrooms 263

The Books in Voracious and the Recipes They Inspired 269

Acknowledgments 273

Index 275

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Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way through Great Books 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
nikki1CO More than 1 year ago
outstanding book, I love her selection of books that she bases her recipes on, but the recipes themselves are delicious. I probably wouldn't cook the pig's head but the poppy seed cake? oh yes. Highly recommend this book if you enjoy food & books