Readings and Performances

Readings and Performances
The Taste of Security

Readings: “The Taste of Security”

A writer recalls the challenges her father faced smuggling chicken fat and chopped liver—Jewish contraband—back home across the border.

Meat: The Pleasure of the Flesh

Readings: “Meat”

Novelist, essayist, and food writer James Sturz reads his sensual and occasionally erotic piece about the pleasures of flesh—both animal and human—and the sometimes disquieting similarity between them.

Bananas and Fat Lady Burritos

Readings: “Bananas” and “Fat Lady Burritos”

Gary Allen recounts the pleasure he derives from noshing on bananas while vacationing.

Food Writer

Confessions of a Hired Belly

Food writing isn’t as glamorous as it seems. Eating—oftentimes bad—meals is part of the job, as David explains. A cautionary tale for new food writers.

Mustard Garlic Goose Recipe

Mustard and Garlic Roast Goose

After a disastrous roasted goose experience, it took David more than a decade to muster the courage to learn proper fowl cookery. And boy, did he ever…

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A Man and His Stove

Stove fanatic David writes about his obsession with his Viking stove, nicknamed Thor, its massive BTUs, and its sleek lines. The stove is his power.

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