Nietzsche's Angel Food Cake: And Other "Recipes" for the Intellectually Famished

NEW! Love Bites for Valentine’s Day


tomatopaintingrpsd2jpgWhen F. Scott Fitzgerald made pickled tomatoes, was it good for the tomatoes, too? When Anaïs Nin baked hot cross buns, whence came the frosting? What lusty longings did Hermann Rorschach voice while boiling borscht? Was Geoffrey Chaucer’s Bishop too holy for his stinking tart? And why, oh why did Molly Boom steam James Joyce’s … whatever?

LOVE BITES FOR VALENTINE’S DAY, roughly the size and price of a greeting card, is a selection of morsels from  NIETZSCHE’S ANGEL FOOD CAKE: And Other “Recipes” for the Intellectually Famished.

anais nin final copyBut for heaven’s sake, don’t cook with them. They are literary pastiches, humor for people who are head over heels about each other.

But, of course, they are for other kinds of lovers, too—lovers of literature, history, art, music, and ideas.

In fact, they’re for anyone with a good liberal arts education, no matter how vaguely they remember it.


    • Anaïs Nin’s Hot Cross Buns.
    • F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Pickled Tomatoes.
    • Geoffrey Chaucer’s Stinking Bishop’s Tart.
    • Rorschach’s Borscht.
    • James Joyce’s Spotted Dick.

Find LOVE BITES at in Paperback and Kindle and, on February 13, at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in New York City. They’re hosting a Love Bites dinner, and publisher Beck and Branch has donated a box of LOVE BITES FOR VALENTINE’S DAY books in support of Housing Works logistical, housing, and medical services for people with HIV/AIDS.


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