Food Blog Spotlight: Eat This Poem

2012_01_28-lemon salad4.jpg There are many, many food blogs out there. (This is not news to you.) But every now and then, a remarkable one catches my eye: a blog that has a unique voice, angle, or approach. All of these things can be found in Nicole Gulotta's beautiful new blog, Eat This Poem.

Nicole Gulotta received her MFA in poetry and, not long after, began the food blog Cooking After Five which she's maintained and grown for the last four years. Then poetry began to sneak back into her life and she created Eat This Poem to satiate her desire to talk about poetry and food at the same time. Of the site, she says: "I invite you to join me as we explore how literature can be interpreted from page to plate, and inspire our palates along the way."

So far the blog is very new, with just two entries, but it's already charmed its way into my heart. The most recent post joined a recipe for vanilla-scented pear sauce with a poem entitled "The Pear" by Jane Kenyon. While the entries each share a poem and a recipe, they also give some brief thoughts on what the poem means, the difference between speaker/writer, and insight into the connection between the poem and the recipe. So often the latter can often seem contrived, but Gulotta pulls it off seamlessly. I'm so looking forward to what the future holds for this sweet literary blog.

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(Image: Nicole Gulotta)

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Megan is a freelance writer, recipe developer and cookbook writer. Her first book, Whole-Grain Mornings, (Ten Speed Press) is available in bookstores nationwide. Megan also owns the Seattle-based artisan cereal company, Marge Granola.

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