ALPHABET SOUP (al’ feh bet soop’) n. A blog launched in 2007 about food-related literature and adventures in good eating, liberally seasoned with bits of culinary history and a good measure of light fare.
All are welcome to partake of the REGULAR MENU:
- Alphabetica (an ongoing series of posts celebrating the alphabet)
- Book reviews, literary and culinary musings
- Bookish Recipes (many from authors, artists and poets)
- Foodie Field Trips and Restaurant Reviews
- Interviews with authors, illustrators and poets
- Poetry Friday
- Soup of the Day (Pub Day celebrations)
- Tasty Tidbits
- Thematic Picture Book Lists
- Indie Artist Spotlights — new!
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I love to read about (and sometimes cook) the foods people eat in picture books, novels and poems. I’m curious about what writers nibble on while penning their stories, what tempting morsels might inspire an artist’s best work.
I blog to learn the answers to life’s burning questions. What should I wear when I have tea with the Queen? What do Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney have for breakfast? Do vegetarians eat animal crackers?
And let’s not forget the eternal Quest for Pie.
My picture books include Dumpling Soup (Little, Brown), Truman’s Aunt Farm (Houghton Mifflin), and The Woman in the Moon (Little, Brown). Find out more about them at my Official Website.
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CORNELIUS (kor nee’ lee os) n. Alphabet Soup Mascot, Chief Taste Tester, Shameless Compliment Seeker and Purveyor of Hugs.
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BLOG PHILOSOPHY: “Take the reader by the hand, and show him what you love.”
We’ll save a place at our table just for you. No reservations required, so bring along your best bibs and please visit often! ☺
“The pleasure of the table belongs to all ages, to all conditions, to all countries, and to all areas; it mingles with all other pleasures, and remains at last to console us for their departure.” ~ Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
*Note: Entries dated prior to July 25, 2011 originally appeared at jama rattigan’s alphabet soup on LiveJournal. Internal links on these entries will take you to my LJ archive. Teeny tiny font or other formatting irregularities on some older entries courtesy of LJ’s naughty gremlins.
***Spread from The Alphabet That Was Good to Eat by Louise Price Bell, illustrated by Dorothy Whidden (Harter Publishing, 1932).