Holly Hughes’ annual collection, Best Food Writing, is always one of our favorite reads, and this year we’re proud that an essay from Cassoulet was included in the collection! Aleksandra Crapanzano’s gorgeous and moving essay, Lobster Lessons, will now find an even wider audience, and we couldn’t be happier.
Lisa and I were smart (and lucky) (and smart) enough to marry guys who know their way around the kitchen (I’ve linked our names to a couple posts, but click on the Dad’s cooking tag to see just how much we write about them). And it’s not just these two. For Father’s Day, here’s a look at some of the contributors to Cassoulet who prove that dads know their way around the kitchen, garden, and grocery store, too. Nine of the anthology’s essays reflect on the ways our fathers – for good or ill — shape our food choices.
Editing an anthology is a very chicken-and-egg process. You need essays in order to get a publishing contract, but you need a publishing contract in order to get essays. So, basically, you need good friends and family to write with no guarantee of publication. More