The Poet Tasters

by Max Watman Mary Ann Caws. The Modern Art Cookbook. Reaktion Books 2013. 300 pp. $39.00 Kevin Young, ed. The Hungry Ear. Bloomsbury USA 2012. 336 pp. $17.00 (paper) ✥✥✥ I’m trying to make Allen Ginsberg’s borscht, but it just ain’t happening. I’ve got his recipe: “Boil 2 big bunches of chopped beets and beet greens for one hour in two quarts (1.9 litres) of water with a little salt and a bay leaf, and one cup (190 g) of sugar as... Read More

Taverna Makellos

Excerpted from Goats in the Ghost Towns of Chios. Pistacia lentiscus, cousin of the pistachio tree, grows everywhere in the Mediterranean, but only on the island of Chios does it weep. Only here will incisions cut into the shrub’s ragged bark make it drip a precious amber resin called mastic: chewing gum of the Byzantines, breath-freshener of the Turkish harem, and lauded medicine and culinary delicacy since ancient times. The flavor of mastic is... Read More

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