F. Scott Fitzgerald had an incredible way of describing a party that, let’s face it, just about anybody would want to be invited. The imagery of “buffet tables, garnished with glistening hors d’oeuvres, spiced baked hams crowded against salads of harlequin designs, and pastry pigs and turkeys bewitched to a dark gold..a bar with a real brass rail, stocked with gins and liquors and with cordials so long forgotten that most of his female guests were too young to know one from another.”
As a lover of Fitzgerald’s way with words, I was curious as to the types of things that inspired him. A few that come to mind were his sense of adventure and travel experiences, his personal relationships and of course, the perfect concoction of spirit, sweet, and sour to poetically bring it all together. Similarly to Fitzgerald, many writers had a special relationship to fine food and wine, and just like us, most had their “go-to” Happy Hour cocktail.
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Here is a slide show of 7 Literary Legends, their culinary words, and their drink of choice.