Cara Nicoletti is someone you'll want want to learn from when it comes to both relishing food and literature. As a butcher, a cook, and a writer, Nicoletti has previously appeared on MUNCHIES to teach us how to make the fluffiest, flakiest, airiest lard biscuits imaginable, and again to ponder what happens to our meat when butchering stops being cool. And did we mention that this former pastry chef and fourth-generation butcher, also has a popular food blog at Yummy-Books.com?
That blog, which explores the overlap of food and literature, is the basis of her new book, Voracious. Ever wanted to taste grilled peaches with homemade ricotta inspired by Joan Didion's New York exit essay "Goodbye to All That"? How about brown butter crêpes from Gone Girl, or the cupcakes with peppermint buttercream like in Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections?
Well, maybe you didn't before. But you should. If your eyes are currently scanning this sentence, maybe you love both food and the written word with mutual passion like Nicoletti.
How cool would it be to eat crostini with fava beans and chicken liver mousses while watching the classic screen adaptation of Thomas Harris's? Win Voracious, and your imagination and palate will run wild. All you've got to do is subscribe to our newsletter below for a chance to win—plus, you'll get weekly recommendations for all the best articles, recipes, and videos from MUNCHIES.