Literary Lunch

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780964317826
  • Publisher: Knoxville Writers' Guild
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Cover Art
Memory's Table 1
Papaya 6
The train to Knoxville 7
The fall of Dorothy Speers (or Not All Reductions Occurs in a Saucepan) 9
Authenticity Quest 14
Bananas 17
Ciudad de Los Tamales 19
Earth Angel 24
Cull 26
First Fig 27
From Bechamel to Boiled Mutton Fat 28
Huckleberries 35
Persephone Addresses the Herbs 36
Every Man Receives a Measure of Faith 37
Fish & Cheese Grits 44
Cornbread 46
Hog Heaven: In Search of Tennessee's Best Barbeque 47
Never give a child an artichoke 53
Food 54
Killing Chickens 56
Beef Plate 57
I'm Still a Vegetarian 58
Meet Me at Long's 59
Starving in Kroger's 62
New York Embarrasses Me 63
Love Feast 66
Harvest 71
In My Blue Kitchen 72
My Fortune 73
Basket of Fruit 79
Portabella Prince 80
Portabella Prince Gets a Make-Over 81
Mango Salsa 83
The Milkmaid by Vermeer 89
Asporogus 90
Refuge 91
Homelands 92
Rendezvous, Neither First Nor Last 93
Sappho Dessert 96
A Delectable Debriefing 97
Chocolate Pills 104
Pickled Shrimp 105
Dinner 106
Paprika 110
Yearning 111
Happiness 112
Breakfast Analogies 113
Chamomile: tea of choice for gods and newborn babies 114
Preserves 116
Never Enough 118
Packed Papaya 121
Malabsorption Syndrome 122
Eggs Goldenrod 124
Bulimia 125
Still Life, with Orange 126
First Melon 128
Hunger in the Swamp 129
He's a Wolf - He Likes to Eat 139
The Cat-Head-Biscuit Woman 140
Summer Corn 142
Shot Cow 149
September Sweets 150
Granny's Cabbage Patch Soup 152
Cindy on Television 153
Julia Child's Kitchen 154
Basket with Grapes and Currants 155
Martha's Final Entree 156
Artichoke 164
Tossing the Salad 165
Lemons 166
Lord of the Rugelach 168
A Month in Provence with Teenage Blues 170
Make Love, Not Sausage 171
The Godfather II, the Italian Scenes 174
Community Garden 176
Apple Butter Psalm 177
Tomatoes 178
Life, Love, Fire, Fat and Food are Mostly Four-Letter Words 179
Pears 187
Foiled 188
Soup of Winter 190
Saturday Breakfast 191
Figs 192
Kugela 193
Fig, I crave 194
Reaching 195
Tasting the Memory 196
Too Much Plenty 198
The Cock's Memory 199
Tongue 200
Bowl of Artichokes and Cherries 201
Grandma's Brave Cuisine 202
Recipes 208
Roasted Zucchini 209
Trafe 210
My Mother's Pie Crust 212
The Feast Day of a Young Man 213
Breadman's Holiday 218
The Feast of the Fourth of July 226
Americana in Italy 227
Eager to Please 233
Contributing Writers and Artists 235
Butterfly with Cherries 239
Index of Contributors 249
Placement 250
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