Dinner with Mr. Darcy by Pen Vogler

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Rose Morris

We are getting so excited and inspired (and hungry) watching your submissions roll in for our upcoming Food issue! In the spirit of the food theme, we put together this collection of Roomies’ favourite cookbooks for writers. These books all feature recipes, but also include fiction, memoir, and other literary elements.

This book combines two of my favourite things in the world: Jane Austen and eating! Dinner with Mr. Darcy is a compilation of recipes inspired by Austen’s works and letters, including Everlasting Syllabub (who doesn’t love a good Syllabub!), Roast Leg of Mutton Stuffed with Oysters, and everything you need to recreate the infamous Box Hill picnic from Emma.

Dinner with Mr. Darcy is a delightful look into an aspect of Austen’s novels that we often overlook, and its catalogue of Austen quotes about food demands that we stop and consider how the act of eating is integral in the novels, as Austen’s simple depiction of sitting down to a meal often says a whole mouthful (see what I did there?) in regards to her characters’ manners, relationships, and economic privilege (or lack thereof).

Rose Morris is the co-editor of issue 40.1 Food. Hunger takes many forms so submit your poetry, fiction, art, and creative non fiction.

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