The Pedant in the Kitchen | Unbound Galley (Atlantic Books, 2003)


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.

South Wind Through the Kitchen: The Best of Elizabeth David | “Foreword” (David R. Godine, 2006)


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 [384]. 22.8 x 15.2 cm. ISBN: 1567923097.

Julian Barnes’s foreword appears on pp. vii-xvii.

Kochen und kochen lassen (Atlantik, 2016; German)


Notes on this edition: Kochen und kochen lassen. Text selection by Daniel Kampa. Hamburg: Atlantik, 2016. Pp. 218 [219] + [1]. 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.

Bibliothèque idéale du naufragé (Flammarion, 2015)


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.

Literary Lunch (Vintage, 2015)


Notes on this edition: Literary Lunch. London: Vintage, 2015. Pp. 84 + [4]. 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. [30]-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