Seasoned with Words is a richly varied smorgasbord of storytelling and poetry related to food. More than sixty members and friends of the Oregon Writers Colony wrote vignettes and recipes for this cookbook. New York Times best-selling authors, regional and national award winners, and writers whose time is yet to come are represented here.
Some of these authors are genuine lovers of the culinary arts, practices, and inventions. Others keep up treasured traditions in their busy modern lives. Some are frankly expedient cooks, giving as little time as possible to the preparation of food, handing on their hints of how to save time and effort in the kitchen.
Seasoned with Words is for people who like writing and food. The wide range of writing styles and subject matters shows what a writer’s organization can produce. Here are creative essays, science fiction, memoirs, and poetry. The writer of the movie novelization Men in Black, the mother of the Earth’s Children Series, and people you never heard of are here. Seasoned with Words contains elegance and humor, pathos and bathos, matter-of-factness and another zone altogether.
The Oregon Writers Colony is based in Colonyhouse, a beach home on the Oregon Coast hosting individual writers, critique groups, conferences, and workshops.
Illustrations / index / 192 pages (1998)