Thursday, October 1, 2009

Lovecraft on food.

"Speaking of industrio-economic matters—let me assure you that a 2-or-3-dollar-a-week dietary programme need not involve even a particle of malnutrition of unpalatability if one but knew what to get and where to get it. The tin can and delicatessen conceal marvellous possibilities! Porridge? Mehercule! On the contrary, my tastes call for the most blisteringly high-seasoned materials conceivable, and for desserts as close to 100% C12H22O11 as possible. Indeed, of this latter commodity I never employ less than four teaspoons in an average cup of coffee. Favourite dinners—Italian spaghetti, chili con carne, Hungarian goulash (save when I can get white meat of turkey with highly-seasoned dressing)."

H.P. Lovecraft to Mrs. Fritz Leiber, 20 December 1936

Via: HP

1 comment:

  1. When you read comments like this, it comes as no surprise to find out that Lovecraft died of intestinal cancer. Thanks for the link!

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