Eating My Words

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Eating My Words: The Best ‘Wurst—Mrs. Murray’s Liverwurst Sandwich from A Wrinkle In Time

Rebecca Peters-Goldenby Rebecca Peters-Golden July 14, 2014

“This time, when I got to the liverwurst and cream cheese sandwich, it seemed like the perfect choice to indicate that Mrs. Murray is sensible, unpretentious, and doesn’t have expensive tastes. I also realized that I’d still never tasted liverwurst myself, and that I wasn’t totally clear on what it was.”

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Eating My Words: Franks and Beans To Take On the Road

Rebecca Peters-Goldenby Rebecca Peters-Golden May 6, 2014

“Those franks and beans were a message sent out to a future self—a self who might be speeding through Los Angeles or camping in Montana, slugging to-go coffee in New York or wandering down a highway in Louisiana. A message that said, wherever you are, whoever you are, you can eat this and imagine striking out on the road.”

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Eating My Words: To the Lighthouse’s Boeuf en Daube

Rebecca Peters-Goldenby Rebecca Peters-Golden March 24, 2014

To the Lighthouse is a book about vision: visions of the past, perception of the present, artistic visions. And, clearly, culinary vision, because this stew is freaking delicious. Some recipes (Julia Child’s, for example) scent Boeuf en Daube with cinnamon, orange, and cloves, but I prefer a more Provençal flavor signature, with olives and capers, and I add bacon and brandy to give it a mellow smokiness.”

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Eating My Words: Marcel Proust’s Evocative Madeleines

Rebecca Peters-Goldenby Rebecca Peters-Golden December 19, 2013

“As exaggerated as Proust’s meditation may be, and as much of a pop culture cliché as his madeleines have become, it’s never a bad thing to luxuriate with food, letting faded memories gain strength as we eat.”

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Eating My Words: Weetzie Bat’s Guacamole Tostadas

Rebecca Peters-Goldenby Rebecca Peters-Golden June 27, 2013

“Now, I love guacamole, I love tostadas, and I even love Thousand Island dressing—on, say, a reuben. But on a tostada? I don’t know. Still, in my quest to make this summer Weetzie-tastic, I figured I had to give it a try. The result? It is actually delicious; kind of like a tostada salad with just a hint of trashy summer potluck thrown in.”

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Eating My Words: Oscar Wilde’s Cucumber Sandwiches

Rebecca Peters-Goldenby Rebecca Peters-Golden August 16, 2012

“Oscar Wilde is, as you likely know, a master of showing how the things we dismiss because they are superficial and hedonistic are actually essential to who we are. Cucumber sandwiches have long been a staple of the leisure class’ tea due to the fact that they were not filling, like a meal a laborer would need, but merely delicately delicious.”

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