Food + Fiction

Jun 13, 12:18 PM
At Spice Bags, we are as much book geeks as food geeks. However, what is the role that food plays in books, and how do words serve to whet our appetite? In this special pre-season, collaboration episode we hope to do just that!

With fellow HeadStuff podcaster Conor Reid, whose literary podcast, Words to That Effect, has always been a favourite listen of ours, we examine some of our best-loved novels and food excerpts. 

We discuss a sexy Sicilian detective, Stephen King, 17th-century Spanish picaresque and the Japanese magic-realist Haruki Murakami. Most importantly, we unpack the deeply personal ways in which books address our hunger.

Word of Warning: The novels we discuss are more steak tartare than strawberry shortcake!

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