Laura Lynn Brown recalls willing herself to eat some pomegranate seeds because she wanted to enjoy the food as much as she enjoyed the word, paired with Anne Doe Overstreet’s “Under Heaven” in the latest Eating & Drinking Poems.
For poet Stephen Murabito, artichokes are a food of regret. Laura Brown prepares them a little differently, with Murabito’s poem “Alone with Artichokes.”
Laura Lynn Brown offers a reflection on Barbara Crooker’s “Ode to Olive Oil” and a tasty recipe of white beans with sage to go with it.
Is succotash something to be suffered or savored? Laura Lynn Brown offers a warm reflection on the dish, with a savory succotash poem and Thanksgiving recipes.
Kathryn Neel’s post features Jake Adam York’s poem ‘United States of Barbecue’ and a delicious lemon barbecue sauce recipe coaxed from a secretive chef.
To accompany the sudden rush of spring, Kathryn Neel pairs a recipe for blackberry cobbler with William Stafford’s poem “Blackberries Are Back”
Raid the refrigerator and read your food labels with creativity in mind. Join us for our cheese themed poetry prompt.
Capture beauty on a plate. Join us for this month’s Photo Prompts, and dabble in the art of food styling.
In this Eating and Drinking Poems post, Alexandra Barylski Stott pairs her Polish grandmother’s recipe for perogies with Philip Levine’s poem ‘The Simple Truth’
In this Eating and Drinking Poems post, Kathryn Neel pairs ‘cutting greens’ by Lucille Clifton with a southern recipe for collard greens.
In the latest Eating and Drinking Poems post, Megan D. Willome shares her Christmas tradition of eating enchiladas and drinking Topo Chico mineral water.
In her latest Eating and Drinking Poems post, Monica Sharman discusses her nostalgia for the mango and shares a recipe for mango mousse.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Kathryn Neel’s latest “Eating and Drinking Poems” post features a flourless chocolate soufflé recipe with a loving ode to chocolate by Rita Dove.
Guest contributor Nicole Gulotta writes about Chilean poet Pablo Neruda’s purpose behind his odes to the mundane, looking specifically at the unexpected beauty of the onion. She pairs this poem with a classic French Onion soup recipe: the perfect blend of cozy and satisfying.
Kathryn Neel’s “Eating and Drinking Poem” post pairs Yeats’ “Hosting of the Sidhe” with a wine syllabub recipe. She discusses Irish mythology, her own personal experience abroad, and the need to set aside small bowls of cream to appease the mischievous Shidhe before making syllabub.