Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Ten of the best meals in literature

The Telegraph tagged ten great meals in literature, including:
To Kill a Mockingbird

“The kitchen table was loaded with enough food to bury the family: hunks of salt pork, tomatoes, beans, even scuppernongs.” Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel focuses on racial injustice in the Deep South. When Tom Robinson, a black man, is wrongly accused of raping a young white woman, Atticus Finch (the narrator’s father) decides to defend Tom in court. The black community of the town bring gifts of food to thank Atticus for his sincere defence of Tom.
Read about another entry on the list.

To Kill a Mockingbird made Nicole Hill's list of fourteen characters their creators should have spared, Isla Blair's six best books list, Lauren Passell's list of ten pairs of books made better when read together, Charlie Fletcher's top ten list of adventure classics, Sheila Bair's 6 favorite books list, Kathryn Erskine's top ten list of first person narratives, Julia Donaldson's six best books list, TIME magazine's top 10 list of books you were forced to read in school, John Mullan's list of ten of the best lawyers in literature, John Cusack's list of books that made a difference to him, Lisa Scottoline's top ten list of books about justice, and Luke Leitch's list of ten literary one-hit wonders. It is one of Sanjeev Bhaskar's six best books and one of Alexandra Styron's five best stories of fathers and daughters.

--Marshal Zeringue