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Food in Gothic Literature with Alessandra Pino
Episode 330th December 2021 • The British Food History Podcast • Neil Buttery
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Today Neil chats with Alessandra Pino, co-author of ‘A Gothic Cookbook’, about food in gothic literature. They talk about the inspiration behind the book, the function of food (or the lack of it) in gothic fiction and how crowdfunding platform Unbound has helped with the project. They look at Frankenstein’s monster and his vegetarianism and delve a bit deeper into Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

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Links to things mentioned in this episode:

Wikipedia entry for Jane Eyre:

Neil’s Hot Toddy blog post:

Neil’s Christmas Pye posts:

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