Competitive long distance runners carbo-load before a race, and so should competitive long distance readers. Plus, you’re going to need the protein in the meatballs to keep the muscles in your arms from failing from holding the thing all day long, not to mention flipping to the back every five seconds to read the footnotes
Infinite Jest + spaghetti and meatballs and other essential food + lit pairings
Alfred Hitchcock, his typerwriter and a finely stocked bar. Click for our gallery of more authors + typerwriters.
We admit: we want Paula Deen to be our grandmother. Say what you will, but the unabashedly loud, unflappably raucous southern chef with a well-documented fetish for butter has quite the strong personality. We didn’t know how strong, though, until we read It Ain’t All About The Cookin’, Deen’s memoir detailing her dirt-poor upbringing, her crippling agoraphobia and her struggles raising her sons Jamie and Bobbie, who, let’s face it, come across as ungrateful twerps through the book’s early portions.
Our 10 fave chef memoirs.
handwritten grade-school poem by David Foster Wallace. (image by write by night)