Cooking with the Muse and the Poetry of Food

Join award-winning poet, artist, and scholar Stephen Massimilla and professional chef and graduate culinary nutrition instructor Myra Kornfeld for a very happy hour all about what poets—from Homer to Rumi to Neruda to Wendell Berry to Elizabeth Alexander to Massimilla and Kornfeld themselves—can teach you about eating well and wisely and getting plenty of satisfaction.

Their new book from Tupelo Press, COOKING WITH THE MUSE: A Sumptuous Gathering of Seasonal Recipes, Culinary Poetry, and Literary Fare (Tupelo Press, April 1, 2016), comprises a complete cookbook, a wide-ranging anthology of culinary poems, and the equivalent of a complete book of new food poems and poetic prose pieces by the authors; it also contains enlightening essays, lore, and notes on the poetry of food. It has been praised by chefs and such poets as Jane Hirshfield, Naomi Shihab Nye, Molly Peacock, and Ellen Bass, who says, “I have fallen in love with Cooking with the Muse. … I don’t know when a cookbook has been such a good read! I want to give this book to every poet and cook I know.”