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Season 2 Episode 4 with Anna Lee Hirshi

By October 25, 2022May 25th, 2023No Comments

Anna Lee's Almond and Orange Cake

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

Jane Kenyon

Hannah Arendt 

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

Listen to the Episode here, or wherever you get your podcasts. Thanks for listening.