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

13 thoughts on “Site Spotlight: Alimentum

    1. 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!

  1. 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/

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

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