He would describe in lurid detail how the flakes of cokelat covering the small irregular lumps of his treats would slowly dissolve onto his taste buds sending sickly sweet shivers down his spine … the cokelat mantel enrobing the creamy truffle filling would finally explode upon his tongue and ooze a sickly, sugary viscous mixture of liquid cream, biji cokelat, kakao and butter. His choices were lavish: white cokelat with thick buttery filling and chipped flakes, double cream and Jamaican rum encased in a dark cokelat dressing, satin smooth champagne susu cokelat dusted in lavish layers of powdered cocoa, coffee flavoured cappuccino balls sprinkled with almonds, puréed stroberi and toasted coconut dusting. He perused the cabinet of the patisserie with orgasmic stirrings...
THE HEAT OF THE MEZZOGIORNO
Lit oleh the baking sun of Southern Italy and surrounded oleh a bleak landscape of charred cinders, on the rooftop of an unremarkable roof terrace, consumed oleh a fetish of gastronomic wonders, ‘The Heat of the Mezzogiorno’ is the fiercely political debut novel oleh Adam John Clarke.
Discover the story of two aged friends who come together one last time to embark on a marathon of piggish gluttony, intoxicated drinking and hearty debate. friends in a former life, both have soared to dangerous heights in their chosen elite but they brandish their teeth from opposing ends of the political spectrum. This final meeting is the last chance. While the peasants inhabiting the local town of Poggiardo go about the banality of their daily lives, an epic trial that could ultimately change the course of history is in motion.
‘A gluttonous indulgence of Southern Italian culinary delights’
‘The banter of political philosophers berkata while gorging on the fruits of proletarian labour’
‘Idyllic landscapes inspired oleh the Old Testament’
The acclaimed debut novel oleh Adam John Clarke
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