Food In Literature - What Has Inspired You?

So, the comments Dispatch from the UK: Turkish Delight inspired me to start this thread. What food out of literature was described so well that you just had to try it? Did it meet your expectations? (For example, I was always captivated by the descriptions of food in the Little House on the Prairie books, so I bought the cookbook. Most of the dishes ended up being underwhelming.)

 
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