Monday, January 23, 2012

Kafka's Soup by Mark Crick

I added Kafka's Soup to my tbr list after reading about it on Marg's blog. I'm really glad I read it. It was an enjoyable read.
The book is actually 14 recipe/stories each "written" by a different famous author. Each story starts as a list of ingredients then as part of the story tells you how the character whipped up the dish. Each story is short, about 4 pages each. The stories I found the most enjoyable were the ones where I was familiar with the author. The Marque de Sade's was probably my favorite because rather than poking fun at sexually restraint, he was mocking healthy eaters/vegans. I had a hard time reading Irvine Welsh's Rich Chocolate Cake. His writing is a bit jarring and difficult to read but once I got the hang of it, I was laughing out loud.
Overall, it was a great read. Recommended for book lovers and foodies! Others who shared their thoughts on Kafka's Soup: Cookbook of the Day, Blogging Wolfe, and The Sumptuous City.
This was my first read for the Foodies Read 2 Challenge.


  1. This sounds like a fun foodie read. I've been wanting to read more short stories lately, and short stories for foodies would be right up my alley!

  2. I like foodie books...might have to look this one up!

  3. Stopping by very late to say I am so glad that you enjoyed this one! I thought it was a fab read too!


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