Cooking With the Muse

“A cook marries ingredients much the way a poet marries words. This is a human experience.” In Cooking With the Muse: A Sumptuous Gathering of Seasonal Recipes, Culinary Poetry, and Literary Fare (Tupelo Press, 2016), poet Stephen Massimilla and chef Myra Kornfeld collaborate on an anthology of culinary poems and recipes. The book explores the connection between cooking and writing, and includes works by luminaries such as Emily Dickinson, Pablo Neruda, Zora Neale Hurston, Seamus Heaney, and Jane Hirshfield.