Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Cooking by the Books.” Waterstone’s Guide to Books 1989/90. London: Waterstone & Co., 1989. Pp. 842 + . 24.5 x 19.7 cm. ISBN: 0951258958.
Julian Barnes’s essay on cookery and cook books appears on pp. 477-478. The last 48 pages are unnumbered and encompass the index for the volume.
Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. The Pedant in the Kitchen. London: Atlantic Books, 2003. Pp. 136. 29.7 x 21 cm.
Unbound galley proof of Barnes’s collection of essays on cookery. Printed on A4 paper to one side only.
Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Foreword.” South Wind Through the Kitchen: The Best of Elizabeth David. Compiled by Jill Norman. Boston: David R. Godine, 2006. Pp. [xxxii], 383 . 22.8 x 15.2 cm. ISBN: 1567923097.
Julian Barnes’s foreword appears on pp. vii-xvii.
Notes on this edition: Kochen und kochen lassen. Text selection by Daniel Kampa. Hamburg: Atlantik, 2016. Pp. 218  + . 24.5 x 18.5 cm. ISBN: 9783455370379. (German).
Julian Barnes contributes “Vorsicht: Pedant am Werk” (pp. 37-42). Other authors collected include Ian McEwan, Douglas Adams, David Sedaris, George Orwell, Alphonse Daudet, and numerous others.
Illustrations by Nikolaus Heidelbach.
Notes on this edition: Bibliothèque idéale du naufragé. Edited by François Armanet. [Paris]: Flammarion, 2015.
François Armanet asked 200 writers of all nationalities to name three books they would take on a desert island. Illustrations by Stéphane Trapier.
Julian Barnes’s contribution appears on pp. 34-35. He selects Flaubert’s Correspondence, Byron’s journals, and The Joy of Cooking.
Notes on this edition: Literary Lunch. London: Vintage, 2015. Pp. 84 + . 22 cm. ISBN: 9781784702083.
Introduction by Jay Rayner.
Julian Barnes’s contribution is a recipe for “Lamb Stew” that is related to his short story “Homage to Hemingway”. The excerpt and recipe appear on pp. -32 of this collection.
Other contributors include Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan, Simon Schama, Haruki Murakami, Susan Hill, Sebastian Faulks, Anne Tyler, Tim Parks, Neel Mukherjee, Irvine Welsh, Mark Haddon, William Boyd, Helen Fielding, Jeanette Winterson, Deborah Moggach, and Louis de Bernieres