Cara Nicoletti: Books and Food

The Splendid Table: Cara Nicoletti

Cara NicolettiRecently, I had the pleasure of sitting across the table talking about two of my favorite subjects—books and food—with the vivacious Cara Nicoletti. Cara is the prodigious blogger at Yummy Books, a site devoted to the intersection of food and fiction, where she shares recipes inspired by her favorite books.

Last month, Cara published Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way Through Great Books, in which she catalogs the books she has fallen in love with since childhood and the recipes inspired by them. There’s Charlotte’s Web and pea and bacon soup, The Catcher in the Rye and malted milk ice cream, In Cold Blood and cherry pie (the pie Mrs. Clutter was making before her gruesome demise), and my favorite, The Silence of the Lambs and crostini with fava bean and chicken liver mousses. Listen in as we swap book ideas and recipes.
And as if Cara wasn’t enough, also in this episode of The Splendid Table you can listen in as:

  • Author Craig LeHouillier reminds us that, despite what supermarkets say, tomatoes are seasonal;
  • Nicole Bermensolo, author of the book Kyotofu, offers seven Japanese ingredients to use in desserts;
  • Gabrielle Stanley Blair, author and blogger at Design Mom, discusses how design decisions can affect the atmosphere of your entire home;
  • Andrew Moore, author of Pawpaw, explains how the fruit wasn’t always such a mystery to Americans as it is now.


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