Los Angeles Review of Books: The Eyes Have It: On Eugene M. Helveston’s “Death to Beauty”

Los Angeles Review of Books: The Eyes Have It: On Eugene M. Helveston’s “Death to Beauty”

FROM 1803 TO 1815, the Napoleonic Wars ravaged large parts of Europe, creating food shortages that forced peasants to rely increasingly on blood sausages for sustenance. Made of meat, vegetables, spices, and blood stuffed into animal intestines, the sausages were often allowed to stand at room temperature for prolonged periods and undercooked to avoid bursting […]

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Electric Literature: In Her New Book, Geraldine DeRuiter Takes on the Patriarchy, but Really All She Wants Is a Decent Meal

Electric Literature: In Her New Book, Geraldine DeRuiter Takes on the Patriarchy, but Really All She Wants Is a Decent Meal

Before Geraldine DeRuiter first went viral in 2018 for her essay, “I Made the Pizza Cinnamon Rolls from Mario Batali’s Sexual Misconduct Apology Letter,” she felt well-known food publications never wanted her work. And then, she made the cinnamon rolls. From that moment on, DeRuiter was thrust into the culinary spotlight. She won a James […]

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