Many of my strongest memories from books are the meals. Heidi and her fire-melted raclette on toast. Jack Kerouac and his weird obsession with apple pie. Arthur Dent and Co. being formally introduced to their steaks at Milliways. The Last Supper. (Seriously, Matthew? A man’s just told you he’s about to be betrayed and executed, and you want to pay separately because you only had an entree?)
Below are some of my favorite culinary scenes from literature, along with some little-known (read: entirely fictitious) information about how the characters extended their food obsessions once the story had ended….