Literary Excerpts

Uniform Dread

Writer Lisa Abend recounts hers feelings of alienation and embarrassment when she was a girl scout. A refuge, though: her beloved Samoas.

April in Paris

Writer Elizabeth Bard moves to Paris and finds far more than just the makings for dinner at her local market.

Plums

A little food fiction about the impending ending of a relationship made obvious by—what else?!—a bowl of plums.