Welcome, 2016! With the Blancmange from James Joyce’s ‘The Dead’ (1914)

Welcome back from the holiday, and a very happy new year from the Literary Kitchen! I do hope you are not too full still from the recent festivities to bear to look at the superb pudding I will be introducing you to today: blancmange. Actually, no. Feeling a little sick may be the best way to approach this dish, as for a good part of … Continue reading Welcome, 2016! With the Blancmange from James Joyce’s ‘The Dead’ (1914)

A Literary History of Chocolate: Part 3

In our last post, Nico introduced us to the idea that the industrial advances of the nineteenth century led to a revolution in the production and consumption of chocolate. From a hot drink for the elite, it had become a solid bar bought by the masses. The fashionable lord consuming a luxurious drink in the chocolate-house had passed into legend. And we can see this clearly in … Continue reading A Literary History of Chocolate: Part 3