We Are What We Ate: 24 Memories of Food ,A Share Our Strength Book

We Are What We Ate: 24 Memories of Food ,A Share Our Strength Book

by Mark Winegardner
     
 


From Paul Auster on a Provençal onion tart to Lorrie Moore on a Chinese take-out Christmas dinner, these delectable essays by well-known american writers explore the meaning of food in our lives and our culture. With contributions by Julia Alvarez, Madison Smartt Bell, Gish Jen, Bobby Ann Mason, Richard Russo, Lee Smith, and many others.
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From Paul Auster on a Provençal onion tart to Lorrie Moore on a Chinese take-out Christmas dinner, these delectable essays by well-known american writers explore the meaning of food in our lives and our culture. With contributions by Julia Alvarez, Madison Smartt Bell, Gish Jen, Bobby Ann Mason, Richard Russo, Lee Smith, and many others.

Editorial Reviews

Orlando Sentinel
"'I grew up in two-story brick house that never had an onion in it,' writes Winegardner in his introduction to the essays and reminiscences contributed by noted authors for the benefit of Share Our Strength, the national anti-hunger organization that also sponsors the annual Writers Harvest National Reading Day (Oct. 29th this year). Winegardner, who directs the creative writing program at Florida State University, recalls the spiceless meals of his youth to illustrate how food can provoke autobiography - and it's not just a matter of Proust and his madeleine. Here, julia Alvarez writes about being a picky eater, Jill McCorkle confesses to being a junk-food junkie ('My Chee-to Heart'), Stewart O'Nan recalls working as dishwasher for a synagogue caterer and Jessica B. Harris makes the connection between the collards her family cooks to the greens prepared by ancestors an ocean away." -- The Orlando Sentinel, October 18, 1998

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156006231
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/15/1998
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

Meet the Author


Mark Winegardner is the author of the novel The Veracruz Blues and three books of nonfiction. A regular contributor to GQ, he has also published work in the New York Times Magazine, Playboy, Esquire, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, Doubletake, and other magazines. He is a professor of English and director of the Creative Writing Program at Florida State University in Tallahassee, where he lives with his wife and daughter.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Tallahassee, Florida
Date of Birth:
November 24, 1961
Place of Birth:
Bryan, Ohio
Education:
B.A., Miami University, 1983; M.F.A., George Mason University, 1987
Website:
http://www.markwinegardner.com

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