Monday, July 23, 2012

The Great Gatsby

 
Book Menu for The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Edition I read: c1925, Charles Scribner's Sons (hardcover, 182 pages)

I hadn't read Gatsby since I was in high school more than twenty years ago.  This book was completely lost on me back then.  I picked it back up this weekend since a new film adaptation will be released on Christmas Day. Now that I am older, I can appreciate why this story is a classic.  The writing is stunning and precise but eloquentI can't wait to see Leo Dicaprio's version of Jay Gatsby.


Food mentioned in The Great Gatsby :
Claret (wine), 13
Champagne, 39, 47, 51, 103
Oranges and Lemons, 39
Spice baked ham, 39
Pig sausages and mashed potato, 57
Sauterne (wine), 77
Tea, 85
Lemon cakes, 85
Chartreuse (liquor), 92
Lemonade, 103
Gin rickeys, 117
Mint juleps, 126-7, 130
Cold fried chicken, 146

Books mentioned in The Great Gatsby :
Thomas Park D'Invilliers, epigraph
Simon Called Peter / Robert Keable, 29
John L. Stoddard , 13, 46
Hopalong Cassidy / Clarence Mulford, 174

Music mentioned in The Great Gatsby:
"The Love Nest", 96
"Three O'Clock in the Morning ", 110
"Beale Street Blues ", 151

Magazines mentioned in The Great Gatsby:
The Saturday Evening Post , 18
Town Tattle, 27, 29, 38

Theater mentioned in The Great Gatsby:
Follies , 41

Libraries mentioned in The Great Gatsby:
pages 45-6, 52, 54, 57, 92
                                                                    
                                                               

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Fifty Shades Darker


Book menu for Fifty Shades Darker by E. L. James

ISBN of edition I read: 9780345803498 (trade paperback)

Food mentioned in Fifty Shades Darker :
Yogurt, 7, 13
Lattes, 7, 47, 359
Diet Coke, 7
Banana, 13, 46
Pasta all vongole, 13
Sirloin with bernaise sauce, fries, green veggies, 28
Wine
     Barossa Valley Shiraz , 29
     Pinot Grigiot, 72
     Alban Estate Roussanne 2006 , 138
     Chateuneuf du Pape Vielles Vignes 2006 , 139
     Vin De Constance Klein Constantia , 139
     Alban Estate Grenache 2006, 139
     Frascati , 226
Pastrami sandwich, 48
     Pastrami and rye, 263
Stir fry, 83, 72
Ice cream, 74-77
Spanish omelet, 110, 114
Champagne, 130, 134
     Cristal , 428
Salmon tartare with creme fraiche and cucumber on toasted brioche, 138
Roast Muscovy duck breast, 139
Creamy Jerusalem artichoke puree, 139
Thyme-roasted bing cherries, 139
Fois gras, 139
Sugar-crusted walnut chiffon, 139
Candied figs, 139
Sabayon, 139
Maple ice cream, 139
Petit fours, 139
Armangac, 183-4
Pancakes and bacon, 189, 249, 292
Adnans Explorer (beer), 208
Seafood chowder, 208
Risotto, 227
Bruschetta, 229
Coke, 263
Chicken salad sandwich, 264
Coq au vin, 273
Omelet and bacon, 292
Tuna sandwich, 293
Rum punch, 302
Pretzels, 335
Macaroni and cheese, 335, 354
Chicken pot pie, 376
Granola, 395-6, 443
Oysters, 429
Sea bass with hollandaise sauce, asparagus, sauteed potatoes,430-433
Rolling Rock (beer), 449
BudVar (beer), 459
Poached salmon steaks with watercress/cilantro,sour cream dip, salad, boiled baby potatoes,  496-499
Chocolate cake, 506
Lemon martini, 519

Books mentioned in Fifty Shades Darker :
The American / Henry James, 40
Robinson Crusoe / Daniel Defoe, 47
Tess of the D'Urbervilles / Thomas Hardy, 109
Pride and Prejudice / Jane Austen, 142
The Little Prince / Antoine de Stainte-Exupery, 223
Rebecca / Daphne du Maurier, 286

Movies mentioned in Fifty Shades Darker :
The Matrix , 150
Fight Club , 150
The Truman Show , 150

Music mentioned in Fifty Shades Darker :
Ella Fitzgerald , 28
Puccini , 34
Thomas Tallis , 36, 41, 246
Bach, 41
Marcello, 41
Jeff Buckely, 41
Snow Patrol , 41
"Principles of Lust" / Enigma , 41
"Try" / Nelly Furtado , 41
"The Scientist " / Coldplay, 41
The Police , 397
     "Every Breath You Take", 41
     "King of Pain",  397
Jose Gonzalez, 45
Nitin Sawhney , 48
"Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis " / Vaughn Williams, 48
Buena Vista Social Club , 72
Beyonce, 110
"Crazy in Love", 110
"I Put A Spell On You " / Nina Simone, 112
"Bailero-- Songs Of the Auvergne " / Canteloube, 114
U2, 154
Metallica, 154
The Verve, 154
Sheryl Crow, 154
Prokofiev's Romeo and Juiliet, 154
"I've Got You Under My Skin", 155
"Come Fly with Me", 162
"It Had to Be You", 164
Eva Cassidy , 206-7, 229
Van Morrison, 418, 429, 422
Frank Sinatra, 454
"First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" / Roberta Flack , 494-5

Libraries mentioned in Fifty Shades Darker :
pages, 131, 237