In the Kitchen with Literary Traveler: 7 Cookbooks Inspired by Literature

By Amanda Festa

I’m not going to mince words here (although I am better at mincing words than I am at mincing anything edible), cookbooks have taken on a life of their own in recent years. No longer are they simply catalogs of recipes, organized rationally by time of day or dietary preference. Instead, they are literature in their own right, peppered with anecdotes, introductions, and sometimes characters (i.e. the fabulous Parsley Cresswell). While you can find modern-day cookbooks inspired by just about anything from fad diets to celebreality chefs, my favorite new trend is the litera...

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