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12 Sips and Bites from the National Poetry Month Cocktail Celebration at Back Forty, NYC

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Even though many bartenders are storytellers, writers, poets, and playwrights on the side, it's rare for a group of them to get together and build cocktails inspired by bits of verse. At the National Poetry Month Cocktail Celebration this weekend at Back Forty in New York, they did just that, offering a group of drinks each inspired by a poem. More

Serious Eats Sandwich Festival: Our Sandwich Haiku Winner

New York The Serious Eats Team 4 comments

It's time, sandwich-loving boys and girls, to reveal the winner of our haiku contest we presented to you a couple weeks back. The mission was to see which poet out there could craft the best sandwich-themed haiku in honor of the SE All-Star Sandwich Festival this Saturday. Not only will the winner get to walk taller as a published poet (well, published on our site at least), but our SE overlord himself Ed Levine will hold a live reading of the winning haiku for all festival-goers to hear! Without further ado, the winner. More

Congratulations to our Barbecue Haiku Winners

The Serious Eats Team 1 comment

Congrats to our three winners of the Seriously Delicious Super Bowl Party Giveaway! An esteemed panel of judges here at SEHQ read through the haiku entries. Thanks to everyone who entered. It was a tough call! Ahem, and now it's time for a little poetry reading... More

Poems About Onion Bagels

Erin Zimmer 3 comments

[Photograph: Robyn Lee] One guy has decided to write 365 poems about onion bagels in 365 days. Here's one example called "the day the vampires finally got me." couldn't find my silver necklace (the one with garlic bagels on it) so i wore the gold one with onion bagels instead Hopefully he's also considering another site devoted to rhymes about chewing mint gum. [via The Presurfer] Related A Poem: Fast Food Smell Spoof of 'The Raven,' About a Jug of Milk Haiku Lunchbox... More

We Know You're a Foodo, But Do Fancy Yourself a Poet?

Adam Kuban 4 comments

Alimentum, the food literary journal, began accepting poetry submissions today. First prize is $500 and the publication of your poem. $15 entry fee. Details on alimentumjournal.com.... More

Haiku Lunchbox

Erin Zimmer 10 comments

When you're eating lunch, do you ever feel inspired to write three metrical phrases about it? Haiku Lunchbox looks like the beginning of a great site devoted to food poetry. So far there are only four entries, but I felt inspired to compose a fifth: Salty meats, damp loaf From jars of olive salad Muffuletta, love Related Awesome Burger Haikus Awesome Pizza Haikus Food Poems [Talk]... More

Photo of the Day: Hot Chocolate Haiku

Erin Zimmer 17 comments

Photograph from food_in_mouth on Flickr Hot beverage poetry doesn't get enough respect. The above example inspired me to write my own 5-7-5 metrical ode to hot chocolate: once just a powder but hot liquids transform you, brown winter mustache Let's see what you've got, fellow haikuists. Related A Poem: Fast Food Smell 2005 Pizza Haiku Entries [Slice] Food Poems [Talk]... More

A Poem: Fast Food Smell

Fast Food Alaina Browne Post a comment

I shouldn't be surprised that one of my favorite food bloggers is also a poet. Fast Food Smell There's a certain hour of night At dusk When the air has settled And no one's around Things are quiet All but for the traffic in the distance Nighttime colors are vivid Peach, white, blue and red And the smell of fast food on a passing breeze Is the loneliest smell in the world...... More

A Food Bully Haiku

Lia Bulaong Post a comment

My favorite response to Adam Roberts' recent feature on being a food bully? By a mile, this seventeen syllable gem from Seriouspoorcook: A Food Bully Haiku Food Bullies Abound Telling you what not to eat And then there is SPAM... More

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