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10/17/10 4:20 P

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There's plenty of food in my poetry. Check out my blog. LOL

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10/17/10 4:19 P

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The Skin Between Us by Kym Regusa
Stealing the Buddha's Dinner by Bich Minh Nyguen
Trails of Crumbs by Kim Sunee


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10/14/10 1:25 P

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Just discovered this book on Amazon which looks interesting...also there are used copies for a penny!

http://www.amazon.com/Feast-Words-Lovers
-Food-Fiction/dp/039303979X/ref=sr_1_8
?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1287076705&sr=1-8

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“Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought.”
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9/7/10 1:31 P

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How about Chocolat by Joanne Harris? It was eventually made into a movie with Juliette Binoche & Johnny Depp.

The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood is definitely next on my list.

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9/5/10 8:27 P

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That's great! Thanks for the excerpt, CWORDPLAY!

I was thinkiing about Toni Morrison books, especially *Paradise,* which is full of references to food. I love that book!

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9/5/10 5:50 P

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Ah! The Food of Love. Now THAT I would be happy to track!!

On a more mundane level I found a website for a journal called *Alimentum*: The Literature of Food.
Anybody heard of it?

Here is an excerpt from *Bitter Greens* by Anthony Di Renzo:

"Mamma apologized for not adding sausage, but the greens, I assured between bites, were perfect. The coarse sea salt, crushed garlic cloves, and hot pepper flakes made their sharp bitterness sublime. Mamma wiped my grateful tears with her apron.

“God, I love bitter greens!” I cried.

“You’d better,” Mamma said. “Sometimes that’s all life puts on our plate.”

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http://www.alimentumjournal.com/current-
issue/

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9/5/10 5:18 P

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What a fun poem! I love Ogden Nash! Will have to think some more about food-oriented reading...nothing comes to mind right away...except a song "If Music Be the Food of Love, sing on, sing on..."

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9/4/10 1:04 P

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Ogden Nash sings of food in:

*The Clean Plater*

Some singers sing of ladies' eyes,
And some of ladies lips,
Refined ones praise their ladylike ways,
And course ones hymn their hips.
The Oxford Book of English Verse
Is lush with lyrics tender;
A poet, I guess, is more or less
Preoccupied with gender.
Yet I, though custom call me crude,
Prefer to sing in praise of food.
....

find the rest of the poem @
http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-clean
-plater/

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Edited by: CJWORDPLAY at: 9/5/2010 (17:52)
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9/4/10 12:30 P

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While I read this month's BOM, *Like Water for Chocolate,* I can't help but to think about other literature that uses food as a main theme.

Which books or poems (or other genres) have you read that use food as a main theme? emoticon

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