Event with Nicole Gulotta

On Sunday, April 9 at 4 pm, Laguna Beach Books is pleased to welcome author Nicole Gulotta. Nicole will be discussing her new book, Eat This Poem: A Literary Feast Inspired by Poetry.

Food and poetry are two of life's essential ingredients. In the same way that salt seasons ingredients to bring out their flavors, poetry seasons our lives; when celebrated together, our everyday moments and meals are richer and more meaningful. 

The twenty-five inspiring poems in this book--from such poets as Marge Piercy, Louise Gl├╝ck, Mark Strand, Mary Oliver, Billy Collins, Jane Hirshfield--are accompanied by seventy-five recipes that bring the richness of words to life in our kitchen, on our plate, and through our palate. Eat This Poem opens us up to fresh ways of accessing poetry and lends new meaning to the foods we cook.

Sample pairings:

  • "How to Eat Alone" by Daniel Halpern | Moroccan Roasted Lamb with Herb Yogurt and Couscous with Kale and Dill
  • "First Thanksgiving" by Sharon Olds | Brussels Sprout and Avocado Salad, Wild Rice with Chestnuts and Leeks, and Sage and Mushroom Gravy
  • "Potato" by Jane Kenyon | Shepherd's Pie with Sweet Potatoes, Mustardy Potato Salad, and Crispy Oven Potatoes
  • "While Eating a Pear" by Billy Collins | Pear and Manchego Grilled Cheese, Warm Vanilla-Pear Crumble, and Triple Ginger Coffee Cake

About Nicole Gulotta:

Nicole Gulotta is the author of Eat This Poem: A Literary Feast of Recipes Inspired by Poetry. She pens a blog by the same name, which has been featured in Saveur, Better Homes and Gardens, The Los Angeles Times, and Poetry. She's a regular columnist for Life & Thyme, and writes about writing at nicolemgulotta.com. Nicole received an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and studied literature at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son.

Event date: 
Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
Laguna Beach Books
1200 S. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Eat This Poem: A Literary Feast of Recipes Inspired by Poetry Cover Image
ISBN: 9781611804010
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Published: Roost Books - March 21st, 2017