Wednesday, 16 July 2008

The C Word

Am listening to a story by Joanne (Chocolat) Harris on BBC7. Entitled 'Gastronomicon', it's a Lovecraftian tale of a woman who marries a 'foreign' chap and receives a mysterious book from her mother-in-law. She starts by sticking to the first few pages, in which traditional English recipes have been pasted. But gradually she works her way towards more exotic attempts, resulting in strange noises behind the walls. What's that slithering behind the serving hatch? It's a pleasure to hear someone taking a new line on the dread Necronomicon. Amusing scene in which hapless housewife tries to prepare special meal in the teeth of interdimensional menace.

You can listen to BBC7 stories later here

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