Weekend Cooking and BAND

image We’re a little distracted around here – watching baseball, drinking sparkling wine, and lots of cheering. So, here’s a quickie post that happens to be appropriate both for Weekend Cooking and for the Bloggers Alliance of Nonfiction Devotees topic of the month.

Ash, at English Major’s Junk Food, asked this month about nonfiction anthologies: BAND: Nonfiction Anthologies.  I wasn’t sure I would have an answer. I’m not a big fan of anthologies. I like the narrative voice of one author to pull me through a book. But, I’m very glad that I had anthologies on the brain this month, or I would have ignored an anthology series that is right up my alley and might also appeal to Weekend Cooking participants: Best Food Writing edited by Holly Hughes.

logo for Bloggers' Alliance of Nonfiction DevoteesAside from being interesting to read, Best Food Writing should be a great companion to Will Write for Food by Dianne Jacob, a book I’ve started reading for the November 17 online book club at Around the Plate. I’ve read the first chapter and, mostly, it’s making me want to read more food writing rather than write it. I stopped at the first exercises thinking I would work through them, but I’ll never finish reading the book on time if I do the exercises. I think I’ll read it all the way through once then go back through and work on the exercises that are most appealing.

Weekend Cooking is a weekly event hosted at Beth Fish Reads. Check this week’s post, Weekend Cooking: Year of the Comet (Film), for links to more than a dozen weekend cooking adventures.

About Joy Weese Moll

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8 Responses to Weekend Cooking and BAND

  1. TheBookGirl says:

    First, congrats on the World Series win :)

    I am not much for short stories, but I do like reading food-related fiction and non-fiction, so maybe I should give this anthology a try…

  2. Uniflame says:

    A book about food writing wouldn’t be wasted on me. I just do whatever now, but I am sure there is a lot to improve. Thanks for sharing!

    My weekend cooking:
    http://shelikesbento.blogspot.com/2011/10/weekend-cooking-just-tacos-by-shelley.html

  3. Beth F says:

    I love the yearly best of food writing anthologies. I used to buy them every year, but haven’t for a while. There are so many great short pieces published in newspapers and magazines and it’s impossible to track them all down. Yay for anthologies.

  4. I love the essay books on food. Short and sweet :) I’d do what you are doing with the writing book, I’d read with post it’s, first then go back.
    Congrats on the win!

  5. Margot says:

    I love the yearly food anthologies too. I check them out every year from the library. I’m also working my way through Will Write For Food. I hope to be done by November 17th.

    I’m glad you mentioned B.A.N.D. I thought it had gone belly up. There is nothing on the website since August. Should I be going somewhere else? I love reading nonfiction and want to stay tuned in to what others are doing.

  6. Ash says:

    It’s great that you found an anthology that fits your interests. That’s the wonderful thing about them–there really is something for everyone!

  7. Amanda says:

    I like how BAND is getting all of us to look into nonfiction outside of our normal realms. :-)

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