We Are What We Ate: 24 Memories Of Food, A Share Our Strength Book

by Mark Winegardner

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | October 15, 1998 | Trade Paperback

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From Paul Auster on a Provencal onion tart to Lorrie Moore on a Chinese take-out Christmas dinner, these delectable essays by well-known american writers explore the meaning of food in our lives and our culture. With contributions by Julia Alvarez, Madison Smartt Bell, Gish Jen, Bobby Ann Mason, Richard Russo, Lee Smith, and many others.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.58 in

Published: October 15, 1998

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0156006235

ISBN - 13: 9780156006231

Found in: Food Writing, Wine and Spirits

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We Are What We Ate: 24 Memories Of Food, A Share Our Strength Book

We Are What We Ate: 24 Memories Of Food, A Share Our Strength Book

by Mark Winegardner

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.58 in

Published: October 15, 1998

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0156006235

ISBN - 13: 9780156006231

From the Publisher

From Paul Auster on a Provencal onion tart to Lorrie Moore on a Chinese take-out Christmas dinner, these delectable essays by well-known american writers explore the meaning of food in our lives and our culture. With contributions by Julia Alvarez, Madison Smartt Bell, Gish Jen, Bobby Ann Mason, Richard Russo, Lee Smith, and many others.

About the Author

Mark Winegardner is the author of the novel The Veracruz Blues and three books of nonfiction. A regular contributor to GQ, he has also published work in the New York Times Magazine, Playboy, Esquire, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, Doubletake, and other magazines. He is a professor of English and director of the Creative Writing Program at Florida State University in Tallahassee, where he lives with his wife and daughter.

From Our Editors

Some of America's best writers recall how food has defined their families, changed their lives, and made them what they are today. Whether by gourmets or gourmands, those blessed with a heritage of taste or those with a white-bread tradition, these essays tell about the spiritual substance of the sustenance in our lives.

Editorial Reviews

'I grew up in two-story brick house that never had an onion in it,' writes Winegardner in his introduction to the essays and reminiscences contributed by noted authors for the benefit of Share Our Strength, the national anti-hunger organization that also sponsors the annual Writers Harvest National Reading Day (Oct. 29th this year). Winegardner, who directs the creative writing program at Florida State University, recalls the spiceless meals of his youth to illustrate how food can provoke autobiography - and it's not just a matter of Proust and his madeleine. Here, julia Alvarez writes about being a picky eater, Jill McCorkle confesses to being a junk-food junkie ('My Chee-to Heart'), Stewart O'Nan recalls working as dishwasher for a synagogue caterer and Jessica B. Harris makes the connection between the collards her family cooks to the greens prepared by ancestors an ocean away."