A Dissertation Upon Roast Pig & Other Essays
A rapturous appreciation of pork crackling, a touching description of hungry London chimney sweeps, a discussion of the strange pleasure of eating pineapple and a meditation on the delights of Christmas feasting are just some of the subjects of these personal, playful writings from early nineteenth-century essayist Charles Lamb.
Exploring the joys of food and also our complicated social relationship with it, these essays are by turns sensuous, mischievous, lyrical and self-mocking. Filled with a sense of hunger, they are some of the most fascinating and nuanced works ever written about eating, drinking and appetite.
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Grace Before Meat
The Praise of ChimneySweepers
Rejoicings Upon the New Years Coming of Age
Confessions of a Drunkard
Elia on His Confessions of a Drunkard
Edax on Appetite
Hospita on the Immoderate Indulgence of the Pleasures of the Palate
THE TWELVE MONTHS OF THE YEAR
Thoughts on Presents of Game etc
The Last Peach
A Few Words on Christmas