Tuesday, April 12, 2016

[Bloomsday recipes]

resources for replicating the meals eaten in Ulysses

bread, butter
milk, honey, sugarlumps

Irish Soda Bread: HuffPo, Joyce of Cooking

figrolls (fig newtons?)

bread and butter
tea, sugar, cream ("choice blend, finest quality, family tea")
kidney fried in butter with pepper

Simnel cakes

Banbury cakes

Roast beef and cabbage, corned and cabbage

cheese sandwich, fresh clean bread, gorgonzola, pungent yellow mustard

gorgonzola sandwich: Davy Byrnes Pub, ditto

pears, peaches, Gilbey and Co's white invalid port

yellow thick peasoup
chunks of bread

mélanges, scones and butter, cakes

liver gravy
mashed potatoes

steak and kidney pie

Liver Slices Fried with Crust Crumbs & Bacon: The Joyce of Cooking

fried liver: Cassell’s “Dictionary of Cookery” (1870’s)

two teacups two level spoonfuls, four in all, of Epps's soluble cocoa
water plus sugar plus cream plus cocoa

Friday, April 8, 2016

[Joycean poweruser's toolkit]

Here's the reference sources I find myself using over and over for both Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. (Take the time to put these prominently on your bookmarks bar, and preset them for your most common ranges):

desktop editions of Ulysses and Finnegans Wake
(much more flexible than concordances or online editions)

includes regular expressions, annotations (FW only)

multilingual, so especially good for FW

wildcard search of multiple reference sites

the 1909 Dublin map
for Ulysses

the 1901 census
for Ulysses, lots of subtle uses (eg religion, occupation, street address)

chaotic but huge

Hathi books
much crisper but narrower

track phrase origins

special characters, quick and easy

for chunks of text you reuse

nice design

also: zamzar.com is easy for all kinds of file format conversions