Fictional Feasts: Mouth-Watering Moments of Literary Gastronomy

Gizzards, giblets, liverslices from Ulysses by James Joyce

Forget tea and scones. Leopold Bloom opts instead for mutton kidneys which smell a little like piss.

“Mr. Leopold Bloom ate with relish the inner organs of beasts and fowls. He liked thick giblet soup, nutty gizzards, a stuffed roast heart, liverslices fried with crustcrumbs, fried hencods’ roes. Most of all he liked grilled mutton kidneys which gave to his palate a fine tang of faintly scented urine.”