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Paper & Salt

2012 April 9

It’s pretty evident from this blog that I love books. What might not be evident unless you know me is how much I also really love food. So when a friend sent me a link to the blog Paper and Salt, I couldn’t wait to read through and try out the recipes. Or at least send the recipes to Joe for him to try (he’s a little more adept and ambitious in the kitchen than I tend to be).

Paper and Salt is a lovely pairing of authors and recipes inspired by their writing. Each post features a recipe, photos of the food and the author, as well as information about the author and the recipe. It’s completely informative and addictive.

For instance, we find out in the post for Steinbeck’s Pork Posole that the author detested chicken, but “learned to eat it because both my wives liked it.”  Also, the slightly adapted Mark Bittman recipe basically involves throwing a bunch of yummy things in a pot to simmer and get delicious together. Yum.

Our favorite American poet with a giant beard, Walt Whitman was a hoarder with a penchant for sweets. I guess it’s not really that surprising.

In addition to hot toddies, Faulkner loved him some canned salmon. These croquettes look pretty good, if you sub out the canned stuff for the real deal.

What are your favorite dishes? Any favorites inspired by writers or books? I’d love to hear it! Now it’s off to eat some Easter brunch leftovers for lunch. Yum.

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  1. April 10, 2012

    What a fantastic blog! And how perfect would it be for someone wanting to host a book club and cook on a theme related to the book? Thanks for sharing that.

  2. April 10, 2012

    I’ll have to add that blog to my reader. I just bought the Barbara Pym Cookbook, a collection of recipes of the foods mentioned in her novels–homely British dishes. I haven’t tried any of them yet.

  3. Raquel permalink
    April 11, 2012

    Like I said in my response to the email this link originated from: there goes my million-dollar blog idea I haven’t had yet. :) But in seriousness, it’s a fabulous blog!

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