11 Delectable Dishes from Literature Because We Just Want to Live in Books

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Some books are best read on a warm, lazy day at the beach. Others make you suffer to get through the last page (hey there, Finnegan’s Wake). But the best kinds of books are the ones you devour. They’re the books that stuff you with quail and figs and hot bread — and for a moment, you forget the sad cup of ramen you’re actually having for dinner. Sure, our favorite literary leads slay dragons, go mad, and hunt whales. But first, they feast.

With a book in one hand and a spatula in the other, we’ve rounded up the best foodie moments from literature. Eat (and read) your heart out. Image: Up Close & Tasty

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