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A literary exploration of how poetry moves from page to plate and inspires our palates along the way--a unique pairing of poems and original recipes.
Food and poetry are two of life's essential ingredients. In the same way salt seasons ingredients at each stage of a recipe, poetry seasons our lives; when celebrated together, our everyday moments and meals are richer and more meaningful.
Through twenty-seven inspiring poems--ranging from modernist poets like William Carlos Williams and Elizabeth Bishop to contemporary writers like Billy Collins and Jane Hirshfield--and through the author's own reflections, we are invited to reflect on moments and tastes in new ways. The sixty-four recipes are paired with the poems to bring the sentiments, questions, and ideas expressed through words to life in our kitchen, on our plate, and through our palate. This book opens us up to fresh ways of accessing poetry and lends new meaning to the foods we cook."
Literary cookbookEat This Poemcelebrates food and poetry, two of life's essential ingredients.
As a voracious reader and writer, Nicole Gulotta spent most of her childhood in the library, not the kitchen. When she moved away to college, Nicole temporarily traded pens and notebooks for knives and cutting boards, and while learning to cook and sustain herself away from home, discovered a love of food in the process.
Inspired by her popular blog by the same name, theEat This Poem
cookbook featuresmore than 75 new recipes pairedalongside verse from 25 of America's most beloved poets.Forage mushrooms with Mary Oliver, then wander into your kitchen to stir creamy truffle risotto. Study the skin of a pear with Billy Collins while you bake a warm vanilla-pear crumble. And honor the devoted work of farmers with Wendell Berry while snacking on popcorn dusted with rosemary and drizzled with brown butter. Additional pairings include:
"How to Eat Alone" by Daniel Halpern - Moroccan Roasted Lamb with Herb Yogurt and Couscous with Kale and Dill
"First Thanksgiving" by Sharon Olds - Brussels Sprout and Avocado Salad, Wild Rice with Chestnuts and Leeks, and Sage and Mushroom Gravy
"Potato" by Jane Kenyon - Shepherd's Pie with Sweet Potatoes, Mustardy Potato Salad, and Crispy Oven Potatoes
"While Eating a Pear" by Billy Collins - Pear and Manchego Grilled Cheese, Warm Vanilla-Pear Crumble, and Triple Ginger Coffee Cake
InEat This Poem, Nicole invites you into her kitchen and brings poems to life on the plate by infusing each section with personal stories, thoughtful commentary, and simple ingredients. Beautifully illustrated and utterly delightful, you'll want to brew yourself a cup of tea before curling up with this charming cookbook."
A literary cookbook thatcelebrates food and poetry, two of life's essential ingredients.
In the same way that salt seasons ingredients to bring out their flavors, poetry seasons our lives; when celebrated together, our everyday moments and meals are richer and more meaningful. The twenty-five inspiring poems in this book from such poets as Marge Piercy, Louise Gluck, Mark Strand, Mary Oliver, Billy Collins, Jane Hirshfield are accompanied by seventy-five recipes that bring the richness of words to life in our kitchen, on our plate, and through our palate. Eat This Poem opens us up to fresh ways of accessing poetry and lends new meaning to the foods we cook."