Fill in the information below, and you’ll be entered to win a paperback edition of Eat, Memory: Great Writers at the Table, a Collection of Essays from the New York Times, edited by Amanda Hesser (W. W. Norton & Company, 2009).
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Author Tom Perrotta explains how his long list of food aversions nearly cost him some time in an East German prison. Poet Billy Collins muses over his relationship with a fish he ate. Writer George Saunders shares a hilarious and hyperbolic recipe for air. All this and more is tucked within the pages of this collection of food-inspired ruminations. The essays were culled from the pages of the New York Times Magazine and edited by Amanda Hesser, and the compilation features some of America’s leading playwrights, screenwriters, novelists, poets, and journalists, providing recipes to go along.
And if it’s food writing you crave while you’re waiting for your copy to arrive, here are a few of our finest bits:
In a ’64 T-Bird, Chasing a Date with a Clam
Saints, Cakes, and Redemption
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