Yellow and Golden Cakes for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby (1925)

With all the snow falling in England this January, we were getting quite restless in the Literary Kitchen, and so we have thought of making a short video to tell you what we make of food in The Great Gatsby, as well as show you how to make some really easy lemon cakes! Recipe Ingredients: Cake: 200g unsalted butter 250g caster sugar 3 eggs 2 … Continue reading Yellow and Golden Cakes for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby (1925)

The Literary Kitchen would like to hear from you…

We are planning the menu for the coming months at the Literary Kitchen and we’re getting really excited about what we are going to make! Watch this space for our thoughts on E.M. Forster, Toni Morrison, Jack Kerouac and much more. But we also want to hear from you. Do you have any suggestions for food or books you would like to see featured on this page? … Continue reading The Literary Kitchen would like to hear from you…

Kneading bread: temptation in Christina Rossetti’s ‘Goblin Market’ (1862)

The nursery rhyme sounds of Christina Rossetti’s most famous poem, ‘Goblin Market’, chimed through my childhood and were probably among the earliest sources of my interest in poetry. Yet this ambivalent tale is underpinned by darkness, rhythmic instability, and contradictory interpretations. The narrative is simple: two sisters, Laura and Lizzie, hear goblins calling them to buy mysterious fruit. But they know they shouldn’t eat it. Laura’s willpower breaks … Continue reading Kneading bread: temptation in Christina Rossetti’s ‘Goblin Market’ (1862)

Winter Enchantments: Turkish Delight in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950)

Are you looking to win over a long-lost love? Or do you just need something to surprise your friends with at the regular pot luck after the winter break? Or maybe it is simply that all your New Year resolutions not to eat any sweets in 2015 have (already) vanished… With the December festivities just behind us, the Literary Kitchen wants to cheer up those … Continue reading Winter Enchantments: Turkish Delight in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950)