Stories from the Kitchen

You must be aware of Everyman’s Pocket Classics from Alfred A. Knopf. I recently bought their ‘Stories from the kitchen’ book and loved the collection they featured. Based on a few lines from one of the stories by Lara Vapnyar, I created a comic strip illustration. The story is called ‘A Bunch of Broccoli on the Third Shelf’.

Some of the other stories included are:

Love and Oysters by Charles Dickens

Tea by Saki

A Kitchen Allegory by M.F.K. Fisher

Short Friday by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Potatoes and Love (from her book Heartburn) by Nora Ephron

The Joy of Cooking by Elissa Schappell

On the Pleasures of the Table by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

On Mortality by Anton Chekhov

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

The Manager of “The Kremlin” by Evelyn Waugh

Babette’s Feast by Isak Dinesen,

Owls and Aristocracy by Gerald Durrell

Like Mother Used to Make by Shirley Jackson

Best Quality by Amy Tan

The Cheese Symphony from The Belly of Paris by Emile Zola

From Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust

Murder in the Kitchen by Alice B. Toklas

The Last Meal from The Flounder by Gunter Grass

Sorry Fugu by T.C.Boyle

A Winter Menu from The Debt to Pleasure by John Lanchester

Lillian by Erica Bauermeister

#45 from the Devil’s Larder by Jim Crace

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