Since I am on a rather thick book for the moment, The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins it will take some time before there is another review here. This is for the Brontë Reading Group which will meet in mid-June. End of June we will meet in my other book club for The Luminaries which is another thick book. This is where I concentrate on my reading for the time being.
Since Ernest Hemingway keeps popping up for the moment, why not look at his connection between food and books. Since he was also living in Paris - not far from here - in the 20s, it is quite suitable. Being Hemingway it might not be a big surprise that two out of the three entries into food and books concerns drinks!
Harry's Bar was one of the favourite places. Here he drank a distingué (a huge bear glass). Harry's Bar still exists today. He normally drank whisky or bear but he also loved to watch the bartender Pete Petiot when he, in his special way, made a Bloody Mary. Hemingway was a regular from 1919 but Bloody Mary was not created until 1924. Hemingway had his own recipe, that is, no celery salt!
The other Hemingway drink is whisky sour and according to him it is never shaken with sugar syrup!
Lipp was the favourite restaurant or brasserie as they say in France. It is a Jugendbrasserie at St. Germain-des-Près. When he went to Lipp he liked to eat potato sallad with bear and sausage with mustard sauce!
Hemingway also used to write in café Deux Magots.