Feb 282014

I have been a fan of Alimentum for a long time. They used to be a print journal, but have since switched to an online-only format.  For any foodie, it is a fascinating site to explore. The literature ranges from short stories and poetry to essays and book reviews, but there is more: food-centered art, videos and music.

You can spend hours exploring the journal or just pop in for a few minutes to read a story or poem, although it could be difficult to choose what you want to focus on. So many things to read and see. I would suggest starting with the pieces featured on the home page and then digging into the archives. One of the pieces featured on the home page as I am writing this post is Recipe for Winter by Khristopher Flack. Part recipe, part poetry, part essay . . . a sort of literary mole` sauce with a variety of ingredients that lead to a satisfying, rich experience. The lomography (plastic camera) style photographs of Martha Clarkson and Jim Carpenter are beautiful and thought-provoking. Click on the site’s Jukebox for some interesting music to accompany your browsing. Lots of things to love, in my opinion. A very unique journal with a narrow focus that condenses it into a jewel.

Do you know of any other foodie literature sites? If so, please let me know!

This post is part of Weekend Cooking at Beth Fish Reads

 February 28, 2014  Posted by  Site Spotlight Tags:

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  1. this sounds like a fun magazine…though it might make me hungry!

  2. Wow sounds amazing. I’ve never heard of this before. Off to explore.

  3. I love Alimentum too. I used to subscribe to the print journal and miss it.

    • I have one year of the print magazines squirreled away. They ran a poetry contest and the entrance fee got you a subscription. I didn’t win, but loved getting the magazine!

  4. I hadn’t heard of this either! Thanks!

  5. I have heard of Alimentum, but haven’t yet checked it out. Thanks for the reminder.

  6. Thanks for the lead on Alimentum. I enjoyed reading that hybrid paean to winterish things.

    As for other foodie literature sites, you might enjoy Cook the Books, a bimonthly foodie book club. Right now we’re reading Twain’s Feast by Andrew Beahrs and have four other books lined up for 2014 ranging from an Iranian-American memoir to an Annie Proulx novel. http://cookthebooksclub.blogspot.com/

    • Thank you for telling me about Cook the Books. I’ll stop by and check it out. Sounds right up my alley.

  7. I’ve never heard of Alimentum. Thanks for the links – I’ll have to check them out!