#TopTenTuesday Food, Glorious (And Not So Glorious) Food

Top Ten Tuesday newTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.

The rules are simple:

Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post. Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists. Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

This week’s topic is Books That Make Me Hungry. I’m not sure all the food mentioned in the books in my list whet my appetite but all the books certainly feature food in one form or another. Links from the titles will take you to my review.

20200717_093842-1Miss Graham’s Cold War Cookbook by Celia Rees – in which Edith Graham, teacher turned spy, sends coded messages from post-war Berlin hidden in recipes

Feast of Sorrow by Crystal King – Roman gourmet, Marcus Gavius Apicius, is obsessed with sampling fine meals from exotic places

A Ration Book Christmas by Jean Fullerton – with not always enticing alternative versions of recipes due to wartime rationing

Summerland by Lucy Adlington – in which refugee, Brigitta, experiences for the first time some British ‘delicacies’ and her dictionary proves unequal to the task of translating Toad in the Hole into German

A Clean Canvas by Elizabeth Mundy – in which Hungarian cleaner, Lena, attempts her mother’s recipe for goulash

The Olive Garden Choir by Leah Fleming – “secrets, love and redemption under the Greek sun” and recipes for some of the mouth-watering traditional dishes served at the local taverna

An Edwardian Christmas by John S. Goodall – a feast is prepared for the festive luncheon (see below)

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens – in which a pork pie is stolen

V For Victory by Lissa Evans – in WW2 London even a tin of corned beef or peaches counts as a treat

The Blue Carbuncle by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – in which Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate the theft of an item destined to be served for Christmas dinner

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15 thoughts on “#TopTenTuesday Food, Glorious (And Not So Glorious) Food

  1. I’m so intrigued by A Ration Book Christmas. My family kept what was left of their ration books after World War II. It’s amazing to see just how little meat, fat, eggs, milk, and sugar people were allowed to have.

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  2. I totally have to get that Sherlock Holmes story. I’ve always been a bit disappointed that Doyle didn’t give more detail about Mrs. Hudson’s cooking.

    be well… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  3. Great job! I LOVE [and collect] John Godall’s books! I thought The Olive Garden Choir by Leah Fleming was a church choir that ate at Olive Garden each week after practice! lol I always see members of my church when I go there to eat.

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