In this episode writer and political organizer Anna Lee Hirschi shares her essay Having your Cake. The essay prompted thoughts on food as an escape, as a tool for sharing, and the importance of cherishing food all alone, just for the pleasure of it. We dip into the wisdom of Claudia Roden and we eat a Sephardic orange and almond cake. There’s a moment with M.F.K Fisher and a tangerine, and a peanut butter sandwich with my dad.
In this episode we discuss –
The Ground Cherry – Physalis pruinosa
Claudia Roden’s A New Book of Middle Eastern Food
MFK Fisher’s essay Borderland, in Serve it Forth
To read my essay – A Cake That Tastes Like Sunshine, hop over here to Substack
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