How to cook a human in Old Norse literature

Take a bunch of trolls. Add a haunch of human. Set to rest in a cave. Boil until well cooked. Old Norse myths serve readers with a literary feast of man-eating monsters and some very grisly recipes. We chatted with Rebecca Drake, on the back of her recent Postgraduate English article, about cooking, witty monsters,... Continue Reading →

Inside the Literary Kitchen

Why does Marcel Proust eat madeleines, and not macaroons? What on earth are the mysterious pickled limes which Amy eats in Little Women? The Literary Kitchen is a new blog set up by Nicoletta Asciuto and Amy Smith, in which they bake their way towards understanding the significance of food in literature. Where did the idea... Continue Reading →

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