Hungry Anyone?

The New Yorker’s Book Bench Blog has a mouth-watering post based on a California restaurant’s menu which features sandwiches named after famous literary figures.  While the menu itself was rather dull, the New Yorker came up with some spicier additions (and be sure to check out the reader responses!).  In this spirit, I’d like to add a few suggestions of my own:

  • The Captain Ahab:  Two pieces of stale, slightly moldy bread and a glass of seawater (still waiting on the white whale fillet).
  • The Dan Brown: Wonder Bread, Miracle Whip, Oscar Mayer bologna and American cheese – tastes good but nutritionally worthless.
  • The Ayn Rand: A massive brick of a sandwich, comes with a side of self-righteousness and a lecture about how it’s the best sandwich ever created and anyone who disagrees is a free-loading commie.
  • The Dr. Seuss:  does it even need to be said?

If any other literary chefs would like to cook up their own creations, I’d love to hear them.

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9 comments

    1. Mel – I’m a fan of your blog, love reading about translations, especially of Asian literature. I know that you focus mainly on Japanese writers while I’m more interested in Chinese. Still, thanks for stopping by.

  1. Hilarious! I especially love the Dan Brown (and kind of want to eat one right now…maybe I should pick up a copy of The Lost Symbol, which just came out in paperback…nah).

    Anyway, visiting you from the blog hop and most impressed with the quality of your blog. I hope you’ll stop by mine and check it out.

    Becky (The Book Frog)

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