Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Ten top descriptions of food in fiction

Katherine Rundell grew up in Africa and Europe and was elected a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. She begins each day with a cartwheel and believes that reading is almost exactly the same as cartwheeling: It turns the world upside down and leaves you breathless. Rooftoppers, here latest book, was inspired by summers spent working in Paris, where at night, she trespassed on rooftops.

At the Guardian, she named her top ten descriptions of food in fiction. One title on the list:
Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne

Pooh made gluttony look not only charming, but inevitable.

"When Rabbit said, 'Honey or condensed milk with your bread?' [Pooh] was so excited that he said, 'Both,' and then, so as not to seem greedy, he added, 'But don't bother about the bread, please.'"
Read about another book on the list.

Winnie-the-Pooh is among Clara Vulliamy's five best children's book protagonists, the Barnes & Noble Review's top five books featuring toys, and is a book Walter Mosley hopes parents would read to their children. AA Milne and EH Shepard made Chris Riddell's top ten list of author/illustrator double acts. When We Were Very Young by A. A. Milne is on Glen Roven's list of seven poetry books to ignite your imagination. Milne's The House at Pooh Corner is a book to which Jonathan Kozol will always return.

--Marshal Zeringue