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Cooked Up

Food Fiction from Around the World

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Food is our common ground, bringing together families, communities and cultures. How we cook and eat can tell us a lot about ourselves. Food can evoke memories good and bad; can be symbolic of where we come from or where we want to be.

Celebrating this universal experience, Cooked Up , compiled by Elaine Chiew, draws together authors from all over the world, each bringing to the table a unique literary interpretation of the food theme.

A young man attempts to avoid military service by over-eating, a woman re-enacts her husband's infidelities with fish bones, students at a cookery school war over woks, a food bank visitor gets more than she bargained for - meals are prepared and shared from Cambodia to an Indian kitchen in the US, from Russia to war-torn Croatia.

These are mere glimpses into the rich variety of short stories (including flash fiction) contained in this book - a veritable treat for the senses and an uplifting cross-cultural reading experience.

ISBN / Barcode: 9781780262147

Product features
  • A feast of 16 short stories from around the world, all with a food theme
  • Serve them up together, or snack at random times
  • Includes biographical notes of all contributors
  • 130 x 193 mm, paperback
  • 208 pages

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