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A Poetic Cookbook

The Emily Dickinson Cookbook

Recipes from Emily's Table Alongside the Poems That Inspire Them

by Arlyn Osborne

If you're a fan of Emily Dickinson, this book is a must. If you're a fan of savory homecooked meals, this book is a double must. Food historian Arlyn Osborne does an amazing job providing simple to create dishes with recipes inspired by those mentioned in Emily's poems. The book is laid out with facts about the poet's life, samplings of her poems to accompany each recipe, as well as beautifully framed pictures of the food you'll be cooking or baking which are sure to impress your guests. I'm always looking for ways to connect to a book, and this one does not disappoint. I appreciated the lavish research Arlyn Osborne conducted which is evident in her writings about Emily's world some 150 years ago. It's inspiring to think that we can step into the past by ways of recipes, getting to know a bit about how life, at least at the dining table, must have been. And I especially appreciate this cookbook being written for a modern audience with 21st Century ingredients. Whether you're a novice cook or a starred chef, The Emily Dickinson Cookbook is sure to please! Thank you NetGalley and Harvard Common Press for sending this book for review consideration. All opinions are my own.

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