The Link Between Poetry and Cooking


Okay, I know I have already mentioned this book that is hitting the shelves next week – and that I am especially excited because I got to be one of the official recipe testers, have my name in the acknowledgements…

Okay, enough about me. Actually, I am unabashedly a fan of the author, Nicole Gulotta and her blog that shares the name of the book.

Recently, she very generously let me interview her about this book – and that interview will appear here later next week, shortly after the book is released – so stay tuned!

For now, I want to leave you with this tidbit that she offered up in today’s newsletter (hint: you can sign up to get her inspiring newsletter in your own mailbox here):

“But here’s what the book is really about:

Eat This Poem is a call for more stillness. Reading a poem and cooking a meal are, quite simply, acts of self-care in lives that are often busy, rushed, and filled with to-do lists.

We have three opportunities each day to pause, savor, eat.

Poetry forces us to slow down. Food does too, when we let it.

The combination of the two is, I hope, is permission to take a few minutes out of your day and enjoy the spiritual and physical nourishment of food and poetry.

Next Tuesday, the book arrives. And if you’re ready to bring poetry to life in your kitchen, you know what to do. “

Go take a look at the book, and I hope you’ll stop by for the interview next week!


A Cookbook Inspired by Poetry


“Eat This Poem” is the name of the popular blog by writer and recipe developer Nicole Gullota. But now it is also the title of her new book, coming out next month!

I am so excited for this book – cooking and poetry being two of my favorite things – and I was delighted to be able to be one of Nicole’s recipe testers (found my name listed in the acknowledgements – I am unapologetically thrilled!)

The recipes and poems are woven together with Nicole’s personal thoughts and stories (and any of you who know me know how much I like the interweaving of food and story), and from what I have already seen it will be engaging to read as well as inspiring to cook from. And there are lovely watercolor illustrations, to boot. What’s not to love?


You can preorder a copy for yourself here and get a bonus 18-page preview, which includes a poem by Mary Oliver with accompanying recipe!