Finding Narrative in Food Writing
November 30 3:00 pm
About the Event
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Finding Narrative in Food Writing featuring Kim Foster & Rax King, moderated by Krista Diamond.
Food writing is more than restaurant reviews, recipes, and guides to finding the best phở or donuts in a particular city. Food writing can tell a larger story—a story about a community, a social issue, a place, a time. Ultimately, really good food writing tells a story about humanity. This event features two writers whose award-winning food writing does exactly that.
Rax King is the James Beard Award-nominated author of Tacky (Vintage 2021) and host of the podcast Low Culture Boil. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her toothless pekingese.
Kim Foster is a James Beard award-winning food writer and cook. Her book, The Meth Lunches: Food and Longing in an American City, from St. Martin’s Press, is due out Fall 2023. Kim writes about food at the intersection of mental illness, addiction, family separation through foster care, trauma and poverty. Kim lives in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada with her husband, 4 kids, 2 bunnies, 2 cats, 24 chickens, 3 guinea hens, a turkey named Tom, a pug and a pitbull.