Monthly Archives: January 2016

Mark Twain: Gumbo with American Writers

Selecting a gumbo for Mark Twain, the third author in my series “Dining with 52 American Writers,” was almost too easy. His hunting adventures in the wilds of Missouri as a young boy so aptly described in his Autobiography almost … Continue reading

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A Moveable Feast: Gumbo with American Writers

Ernest Hemingway saunters into his namesake restaurant, Hemingway’s on Pensacola Beach in Florida, and orders a bowl of gumbo and a glass of white wine. The server, a blonde coed no way resembling the mustachioed men who waited tables in … Continue reading

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Thoreau Gumbeau? Dining with American writers

What kind of gumbo would Henry David Thoreau like to eat while living in his cabin on Walden Pond? This unique literary question is like one I’ll pose to 51 other (mostly dead) American writers in 2016. The idea came … Continue reading

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