Roundup: Writing and Food
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In our Roundups segment, we’re looking back at all the great posts since the blog started in 2009. We explore posts from our archives as well as other top literary magazines and websites, centered on a certain theme to help you jump-start your week.
Nora Maynard’s interview with Lynne Olver, founder of the Food Timeline, last week got us thinking about the relationship between writing and food. A number of Ploughshares bloggers have written about writing, food, and what the two have in common. We hope you enjoy these fun and delicious posts and articles.
- Easy as pie? Poet and pie-maker Kate Lebo talks to Ali Shapiro about “Cookbooks, Compost Heaps, and Poetry Booby Traps.”
- Learn to cook by feel and decipher the recipes old cookbooks with S. Hope Mills in “Calves’ Feet and Cake: Adventures in 100-year-old Recipes.”
- Looking for poetic inspiration? Try restaurant menus with Kate Flaherty.
From Around the Web
- Are you interested in writing about food? The Review Review has compiled this handy list of journals looking for writing about food and drink.
- What can describing a lemon teach you about fiction? Poets & Writers gives us a lesson in “Bon Appetit: How Food Writing Fed My Fiction.”
- If you’re not hungry yet, this series of feasts from literature might whet your appetite.
- For even more fictional food, check out this series of photographs of literary meals on NPR.org.
- Writing about food can be delicious, but it can also be harrowing and desperate, as Food Riot shows us in “Accidental Food Writing: The Road.”