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Jul 22, 2017

Mark Kurlansky is the New York Times bestselling and James Beard Award-winning author of many books, including, Choice CutsThe Basque History of the WorldSaltCodThe Food of a Younger Land, and The Last Fish Tale.  With EDIBLE STORIES: A Novel in Sixteen Parts Kurlansky brought readers all new stories about the food we share, love and fight over. (This is a reprise of an interview originally aired on KGNU in 2010. 

In these 'Edible' stories, Mark Kurlansky reveals the bond that can hold people together, tear them apart, or make them become a vegan: food.  Through muffins or hot dogs, an indigenous Alaskan fish eyeball soup or Jewish cholent, a bean curd Thanksgiving turkey or potentially toxic crème brulee, a rotating cast of characters learns how to trust, how to honor the past, how to realize you’re not in love with someone any more, how to forgive.

Kurlansky brings his keen eye and unerring sense of humanity to these stories.  And throughout his love and knowledge of food shows just how important a role what we eat plays in our lives.

Mark Kurlansky is the winner of a Bon Appétit American Food and Entertaining Award for “Food Writer of the Year,” the Glenfiddich Food and Drink Award for Food Book of the Year, and finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.  Kurlansky lives in New York City.