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Cooked Up

Cooked Up

Food Fiction from Around the World

Our relationship with food is explored and reflected in all its delectable diversity in this collection of sixteen authors' stories.


Food can bring together families, communities and cultures. It is the essence of life and yet our relationships with one another can be most fraught at the dinner table. This perpetually fascinating subject has inspired a unique collection of fiction - including flash fiction, essay and short stories - from a wonderfully diverse and international group of authors.

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Friday, 3 April, 2015
Publication Date:
Friday, 3 April 2015

An international banquet of exceptional stories. A feast for the mind and the heart, I devoured this in one sitting. - Kerry Hudson, author of Thirst.

Kerry Hudson

A rich collection of short stories by various writers where food is a weapon or armour, an expression of deep conservatism or freedom, a metaphor for our times and much more besides. - The Independent.

The Independent

[Highlights] the way that different meals and different types of food can span cultural lines, or fight the horrors of war, or resurrect the dead, or bring back times that can't come back because no one's cracked the secret to time travel yet. And in that sense, it's a riveting read—whether you digest it one bite at a time, or all at once.

Craig Manning

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