Monday, July 29, 2013

A Literary Feast: Recreating 10 Fictional Meals in Brooklyn

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Madeleines; A Remembrance of Things Past, Marcel Proust

She sent out for one of those short, plump little cakes called petites madeleines, which look as though they had been moulded in the fluted scallop of a pilgrim's shell.

How can I compose a list of best fictional foods without including Proust's madeleines? As it is perhaps the most referenced culinary scene in all of literature, even one passing thought of Proust's madeleines evokes all of the amazing ways that sensory experiences and literature can combine to create memories. So head over to Almondine for one of the best madeleines in Brooklyn. Almost ethereally light, and with a perfectly consistent crumb, this madeleine will doubtlessly send you into your own sugar- and carb-induced reverie. And there's nothing wrong with that.

Almondine; 85 Water Street, DUMBO

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Kristin Iversen

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Kristin Iversen is the Managing Editor at Brooklyn Magazine and the L Magazine. She has been described as "a hipster buzzword made flesh." This seems pretty accurate.

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