Apr 3, 2017
Eat This Poem with Nicole Gulotta. We talk about the blend of food and poetry in her new book Eat This Poem, her favorite ways to nurture creativity, and the literary city guides on her website.
Direct download: Tranquility du Jour #393: Eat This Poem
Nicole Gulotta is a writer and recipe developer. She's the author of Eat This Poem: A Literary Feast of Recipes Inspired by Poetry, and pens a blog by the same name. She received an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and studied literature at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son.
Food and poetry are two of life’s essential ingredients. In the same way salt seasons ingredients to bring out their flavor, poetry seasons our lives; when celebrated together, our everyday moments and meals are richer and more meaningful. Each of the twenty-five inspiring poems—from such poets as Marge Piercy, Louise Glück, 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.