Culture Briefing— Global


This month's books, music and films.

Menus, Michael Booth, The Artist, USA, restaurants

Food for thought

Menus might be an odd place to seek literary inspiration, but a concise bill of fare is a reminder for every writer to keep it simple. And hopefully tasty.

By Robert Bound

Unless you design fiendish Eurozone-shorting algorithms for hedge funds or you’re a lawyer who defends the famous and soon-to-be not guilty then complication is best avoided. Simple rules. Straightforward is how to behave. Forthright’s a good look.

Cast your eye to the bottom right of this column and you’ll see a snippet about a great book on US restaurant menus…


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