Monday, 17 August 2009

food in fiction #1

'You know, in my part of the country we make small dumplings with raw potatoes, we boil 'em, soak 'em in egg-yolk, stick plenty of bits of crust over 'em and then fry 'em on bacon.'
He pronounced the last work with mysterious solemnity.
'And they're just just fine with sauerkraut,' he added in melancholy tones. ' I got no use for macaroni.'
This Completed their coversation about Italy.

from book 3 (page 373) of The Good Soldier Shweik, Author Jaroslav Hasek, Satire of the Austro-Hungarian Army during the First World War