Food-O-Rama

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Anyway… As all eight of our regular readers may have gathered by this point, this week’s unofficial theme is food and the pleasures it can give us. Monday featured a reminiscence of a trip to the deli, and the subsequent days featured reviews of two food-related films..

Now, though, it’s time for us to stop navel-gazing and branch outward:

Daniel Pinkwater, one of America’s finest children’s-book authors and owner of a voice that reminded one writer of gorgonzola cheese, opines here on the pleasures of a good Chicago hot dog.

Just Hungry goes a long way towards explaining my mad crush on M.F.K. Fisher’s writings on food. Our Girl in Chicago goes even further.

Saucy Magazine, founded by Bookslut’s Jessa Crispin, has so much tasty goodness that I don’t know where to begin. I’m a Mississippi man now, so I say start with grits.

Like any voracious reader, I’ve got at least 25 “#1 all-time favorite writers,” and numero uno changes on an hourly basis. Joseph Mitchell is always in the top three. His 1939 classic, “All You Can Hold for Five Bucks,” is only one of his many small masterpieces.

William Langewiesche’s long, long, long profile of wine critic Robert Parker is a must-read even if you think wine is for lily-livered sissies.

We’re sure there’s plenty of great foodie blog postings that we’re missing. Let us know; brighten our day.

Dig in, folks.

About Walter Biggins

Walter Biggins is a writer based in Athens, GA. His work has been published in RogerEbert.com, Bookslut, The Comics Journal, Salon, The Baseball Chronicle, Jackson Free Press, and Valley Voices: A Literary Review. Follow him on Twitter (@walter_biggins), and check out his bimonthly newsletter (https://tinyletter.com/Walter_Biggins).
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