Edible Stories

Ediblestories Author Mark Kurlansky's lastest book, Edible Stories, a "novel in sexteen parts," brings together stories of relationships and food, from Tofurkey to tripe, not to mention Belons and boudin.

According to the promotional copy for the book:

In these linked stories, Mark Kurlansky reveals the bond that can hold people together, tear them apart, or make them become vegan: food. Through muffins or hot dogs, an indigenous Alaskan fish soup, a bean curd Thanksgiving turkey or potentially toxic crème brulee, a rotating cast of characters learns how to honor the past, how to realize you're not in love with someone any more, and how to forgive. These women and men meet and eat and love, leave and drink and in the end, come together in Seattle as they are as inextricably linked with each other as they are with the food they eat and the wine they drink.

This is the third work of fiction from Kurlansky, who may be better known for his singularly focused non-fiction food books Salt and Cod.

Available for pre-order at amazon.com (due out November 2, 2010) for $10.80.



I would be interested to read this book. I find food to be an incredibly interesting topic. Food is something that involves every person and connects us all, yet can cause heated debate. People clash when talking about what is considered healthy. I have noticed in my own life that I receive a great amount of criticism for being a vegetarian, and every one seems to have an opinion on my eating habits. I can only imagine how much input I would receive if I were a vegan. I am fascinated by food choices, but even more so by the reasoning behind people's food choices. I would definitely like to look into this book.


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