BOOK HAS BEEN RELEASED!! OUT NOW.
Food is our common ground, bringing together families, communities and cultures. How we cook and eat can tell us a lot about ourselves. Food can evoke memories good and bad; can be symbolic of where we come from or where we want to be.
Celebrating this universal experience, Cooked Up, compiled by Elaine Chiew, draws together authors from all over the world, each bringing to the table a unique literary interpretation of the food theme.
A young man attempts to avoid military service by over-eating…a woman re-enacts her husband’s infidelities with fish bones…students at a cookery school war over woks…a food bank visitor gets more than she bargained for ….meals are prepared and shared from Cambodia to an Indian kitchen in the US, from Russia to war-torn Croatia.
These are mere glimpses into the rich variety of short stories (including flash fiction) contained in this book — a veritable treat for the senses and an uplifting cross-cultural reading experience.
The Mysterious Anxiety of Them and Us: A Stoku
How Things End
Mrs Dutta Writes A Letter
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Potato Pancakes/One of the Ten Plagues
Will Fall on This House/Flesh and Bone
The Noise, and After the Noise, the Calm
Mysteries and Offerings
Ghost-Eating in Buenos Aires
The Salt Box/Tasting Pebbles/
Pippy Spits Across Fox Street
Walking the Wok
Mukoma Wa Ngugi
All Sorrows Are Less With Bread
How It Used To Be and How It Always Was
Run of the Molars
Biographical notes on the contributing writers
Publisher: New Internationalist.