Monday, March 8, 2010


Hello, all!

This is the first post for The Homestead, and should serve as a quick outline for things to come! This blog is intended for aspiring/established food writers, or anyone who has a great recipe to share!

I would like to ask that posts be kept appropriate to the subject of food; however, the possibilities here are endless. Anything from fiction to poetry to is interesting to think of how many ways food can be incorporated into creative writing.

Also, I am particularly interested in regional cuisines. If anyone would like to post a review of a restaurant, feel free to do so! Continental cuisine is a rapidly changing entity, and I am sure that anyone who reads this blog could stand a little touching-up in that regard. Taking this into account, the major theme of this blog is self-sufficiency, thus the name, "The Homestead." If it is possible to use this idea, please do.

Welcome once again! I look forward to all of your posts.


  1. “As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.”

    Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

  2. That's a wonderful passage. It is interesting that Hemingway's work is usually so spare, until he writes about food. There is some connection between the senses and satisfaction, a balance of fulfillment and emptying...