When Friedrich Nietzsche made angel food cake, did the angel survive the encounter? When Sigmund Freud handled raw fish, where did his thoughts take him? Exactly what did Dorothy Parker mean by the term ”Parker House Rolls?” And how did Ernest Hemingway handle his favorite bullfight souvenirs?
Literary humor for those who enjoy smashing idols fondly, “Nietzsche’s Angel Food Cake: And Other ‘Recipes’ for the Intellectually Famished” allows 22 cultural monoliths to share ”their” succulent recipes. For those who like cookery to insinuate the hard questions, it offers a funny, surprisingly informative, and entirely whirlwind tour of civilization. Not really a cookbook, it’s for lovers of literature, history, art, music, and philosophy, for foodies, and for anyone with a good liberal arts education, no matter how vaguely they remember it.
For Dessert: Animations by Rebecca Coffey
By day Rebecca Coffey is a science journalist, contributing to Scientific American, Discover, and Vermont Public Radio. She also presents a weekly radio spot, Family Friendly Science, on the nationally syndicated show, Daybreak USA and is an occasional science commentator on the Progressive Voices Radio Network. She is also the author of two journalistic psychology books for the general public and the winner of an Outstanding Academic Book award from the American Library Association’s Choice magazine. By night, Rebecca is a novelist, humorist, and cartoonist. You can read more about Rebecca by visiting her website. “Nietzsche’s Angel Food Cake: And Other ‘Recipes’ for the Intellectually Famished” was published in October 2013 by Beck & Branch. Support your local bookstore, or buy the book through our affiliate link at Amazon.com.