Quotes The Joys of Food

July 20th to August 5th


they ate wild sheep roasted on the hot stones, and flavoured with wild garlic and wild pepper; and wild duck stuffed with wild rice and wild fenugreek and wild coriander; and marrow-bones of wild oxen; and wild cherries, and wild grenadillas.


This is from “The Cat that Walked by Himself“in the Just So Stories.

The Man and the Woman have just settled down to keep house  in a nice dry cane,. The Man has ceased to be wild, and is  about to strike a bargain which will make the Dog, and he Hotse, and the Cow his servants.

none present but ourselves; several red mullets in paper; a few green peas and ducklings; an arrangement of cockscombs with olives, and capers as large as cherries; strawberries and cream; some 1903 Chateau la Tour;


This is from “Fairy Kist”, from Kiplimg’s last collection of storues, Limits and Renewals (1932)

A group of old friends are settling down to one of their regular dinners. There follows a tale of murder, madness and redemption.

a cooked meal of the finest with almond-curd sweetmeats (balushai we call it) and fine-chopped Lucknow tobacco …  great boluses of spiced mutton fried in fat with cabbage and golden-brown onions.


This is from  Kim/

In the holidays from his school the boy has taken to the road for a while. Here, in an upper room, he is telling Mahbub Ali of his adventures.