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A Meal and a Good Book

Everyday Adventures Feature
By: Elizabeth Winslow
A Meal and a Good Book

What's better than a night spent curled up on the couch, devouring a good book? When great literature is paired with delectable food in your home or at book club, it's all the more delicious. Taking a cue from ten great classics of American literature, we've drafted up some kitchen inspiration to enhance your reading pleasure.

Moby Dick

Have a whale of a good dinner with a steamy, cozy bowl of sea captain-worthy Slow Cooker Corn Chowder.

The Scarlet Letter

What's more buttoned-up than a restrained presentation of Lemon Dill Cod? Hold the stuffy Puritans.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Light out for the territories, but before you go, enjoy a big bowl of Easy Blueberry Cobbler.

The Grapes of Wrath

Celebrate the journey from the Dust Bowl to Edenic California with an abundant Fruit Basket Salad.

The Great Gatsby

The glamorous denizens of West Egg would surely have enjoyed a little Smokey Egg Salad with their bathtub gin.

Farenheit 451

Get those grills fired up as hot as they'll go for Grilled Steak with Chimichurri.

The Catcher in the Rye

Channel Holden Caulfield with this No-Knead Swedish Rye Bread. There's nothing phony about it.

A Confederacy of Dunces

Ignatius J. Reilly would never turn down a heaping serving of Cajun Jambalaya, and neither should you.

Little House on the Prairie

Life on the prairie would have been pretty bleak without Ma's biscuits. Do her proud with a batch of Chive Drop Biscuits.

Elizabeth Winslow is a writer, food blogger, culinary instructor and entrepreneur in Austin, Texas. She is a regular contributor to Edible Austin and creates compelling content for brands both large and small. She has an M.A. in Literature from the University of Texas at San Antonio and teaches cooking classes with Kitchen Underground. Winslow + co.

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