Poetry, Prose, Pork Posole.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

In many ways, Paper and Salt is the blog of my dreams. Written by a young avid bookworm and foodie, the blog "attempts to recreate and reinterpret the dishes that iconic authors discuss in their letters, diaries, essays, and fiction." Examples include Walt Whitman's cranberry coffee cake, Agatha Christie's  scones and Devonshire cream, and John Steinbeck's pork posole.


See more at Paper and Salt, here

And speaking of the written word, what have you been reading lately? It's been a slow year for me thus far on the book front. On my list for when time permits: Zadie Smith's "NW," "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" by Ben Fountain, and Eddie Huang's "Fresh Off the Boat." What's on yours?

18 comments:

Layla Guest said...

This is incredible... and seems to be the making of the nerdiest/most awesome dinner/costume party ever...

On the bookshelf: In America - Susan Sontag, Just Kids - Patti Smith and Tiny Beautiful Things - Cheryl Strayed.

Julie // Bound said...

This is a genius idea. I definitely feel closer to Hemingway when I sip whisky alongside him while I read, haha.

Currently working my way through Autobiography of Red. It's one of the most unusual books I've ever come across: a novel in prose poetry form, about a monster from Greek mythology. That sounds really odd, but it's set (sort of) in the modern day, and incredibly powerful.

Kathy said...

Ah, my two favorite things (books and food) all in one glorious site. Thank you for sharing this!

NW has been on my reading list for a long time, but I have yet to get to it. I'm currently reading and loving A Fan's Notes by Frederick Exley. Other books on my to-read list are: Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon, Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino, The Lives of a Cell by Lewis Thomas, and Katherine Paterson's Bridge to Terabithia (I never read it when I was younger and figured, why not?).

tara said...

Whoa! What a cool website!

I need to add to my book list. I can't think of anything to read!

theshellhammer said...

Such a nifty idea! I wonder this generation of writers would want their "food" or "drink" to be.

As for books, I'm so deep in A Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver, I can't come up for air! But Good Reads is my faovirte place to get new recommendations.

--Al

lydia {ever ours} said...

neato!

still in the middle of reading "tiny beautiful things" and "assassination vacation".

Nicole said...

Such an excellent find! I can't wait to dig in :)My bookshelf contains The Dead Fish Museum, Steve Martin's Born Standing Up and some other things I need to get to!

Anonymous said...

what an amazing idea for a blog!

Shoko said...

Thank you so much for these recommendations! So excited to check them out!

Lisa said...

Shoko, what an amazing blog! I especially enjoyed today's post on Kafka's vegetarian lifestyle - that must have been quite revolutionary at the time :) I've been reading a lot of business/design related book, but one of my goals has been to make more time for classics and current novels. On my night table: To Kill A Mockingbird (the all-time classic), and You're Not You by Michelle Wildgen.

Katie said...

Shoko,

I just stumbled upon your blog this morning-- so inspiring. Will definitely be coming back for more.

Currently reading Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwans. On my immediate reading list: NW by Zadie, 1Q84 by Murakami (still), Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh and Tenth of December by George Saunders.

Love from Germany,

Katie

Shoko said...

Katie, so glad to hear that! And what a great reading list!

girlseeksplace said...

I'm reading Room by Emma Donoghue. It's week three of reading this book and I'm over it. I want to quit it, but I have less than 100 pages left. After that, I'm reading All's Well That Ends Well (Shakespeare) and I'm all geeked out because I downloaded his complete works. After that, who knows? The book world is my oyster.

laura // BOOKM▲▲RKS said...

haha this is pretty cool! i'm currently reading the good old "breakfast at tiffany's" - i always wanted to read it but haven't had a chance until now!

Nicole @ Paper and Salt said...

Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm so glad you're enjoying the blog. I just finished NW too, incidentally, and loved it. Makes you wonder what Zadie ate while writing ...

Latrina said...

Hah! I love random nerdy facts like these. :)

I'm currently working through The Great Gasby as well as Blog, Inc.

Shoko said...

Nicole, I have been LOVING the blog. Thank you for writing it! :) And yes, I wonder the same thing...

David Scott said...

Great recipe!
New Mexicans love our posole. Here is a little trick that you may want to try: Add a little powdered chili from Hatch, New Mexico to thicken and add flavor to the broth. You can order it securely online from the CHIMAYO CHILE BROS. Here is a link to their site: http://www.chimayochilebros.com
Keep on cookin!

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