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8 December 2006

Food for writers

Food for writers

Two recommendations from Anton Chekhov, that perhaps shed light on the difference between writers and journalists. While writing, Chekhov, according to Ivan Bunin in a memoir in The Paris Review, would take only coffee and broth.

But 5mb (aka Stephen M. Brady) reports finding this “Menu for Journalists” in Choice Cuts: A Miscellany of Food Writing by Mark Kurlansky:
  1. A glass of vodka
  2. Cabbage soup and yesterday’s kasha
  3. Two glasses of vodka
  4. Suckling pig with horseradish
  5. Three glasses of vodka
  6. Horseradish, cayenne pepper and soy sauce
  7. Four glasses of vodka
  8. Seven bottles of beer
And yesterday we had the press launch for Miki’s exhibition. Where were you when we needed you, 5mb? Posted by SJT at December 8, 2006 07:46 AM


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