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COOKING THE BOOKS - FOOD, SFF + FEMINISM (MF GALAXY 089)

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SFF NOVELISTS NALO HOPKINSON, EKATERINA SEDIA, SG WONG + MINISTER FAUST ON WHY THEY WRITE ABOUT FOOD WHILE SO FEW NOVELISTS DO, POWER DYNAMICS IN FOOD CULTURE, FUTURE FOOD TECH + CYBORG BODIES
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To be alive is to eat. To enjoy life is to eat. To meet with family and friends and reminisce and plan the future is to eat. And of course, all of human culture, in one way or another revolves around our basic need to stay alive through producing, consuming, and loving food.
So why do so few novelists, poets, lyricists, and other writers talk about food in their work?
I’ve been cooking since I was a kid and have always loved everything about acquiring, making, and consuming food, and in recent years I’ve become an enthusiastic and productive gardener. I’ve relished (ba-dum-ching) my conversations with other people, but especially other writers, about food. This episode features the sparkling ideas about food, culture, science, feminism, social justice, technology, and more of three d…