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Food and Stories with Lizzy Saxe

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On today's episode, Adam and Jill welcome Lizzy Saxe to the show to nerd out about the connection between food and stories. We get into the power of food in fantasy novels, their favorite fictional meals from books, wonderful food memoirs of the past, and the new and unique forms of cookbooks coming out including graphic novels and comics.

Fair warning, this episode will make you hungry!

Book mentioned in this episode

Food Politics by Marion Nestle

A Feast of Ice and Fire by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel & Sariann Lehrer

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi

Hiddensee by Gregory Maguire

To Drink and to Eat by Guillaume Long

Heat by Bill Buford

Blood, Bones and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton

Cook Korean! by Robin Ha

Dirt Candy by Amanda Cohen & Ryan Dunlavey

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