Recipe Poems

A Conjuring by A Conjuring

Grandmother's Bread by Wilda Morris

Raspberry Mousse; or, Wherein I Unwittingly Assist My Ex-husband, Who, On Behalf of our Son, Prepares My Mother's Day Dessert by Joanie DiMartino

Deconstructing Chicken by Adina Cassal

Collage by Lisa Mase

Foraging by Carolyn Wells

The Baker by Janine Certo

A Poem That Wants to Call Itself a Recipe by Jax Peters Lowell

Corn Chowder by Penny Baert Zywusko

Kugel by Sharon Lask Munson

Muffin of the Morning by James B. Nicola

simplicity by Lois Baer Barr

Recipe for Disaster by Jonathan Pacic

Affogato by Lettie

Fall Harvest by Holly Mitchell

The Apple by Kerry Ruef

Brunswick Stew by Lyle Estill

Two Poems by Brenda Butka

Bread by Eva Szabo

Squash Blossoms by Allison Wilkins

Our Table by Joan Seliger Sidney

Recipe for Spaghetti all'Amatriciana by Georganne Harmon

The Agony of the Leaves by Gail Bellamy

Greens by Paulette Licitra

Strudel by Eva Szabo

The Almost Adulterer's Guide to Menu Planning by Michele Battiste

The Pie Series by David Colagiovanni, Melissa Haviland, and Becca J.R. Lachman

Midsummer's Night's Spaghetti with Saffron by Johannes Berchtold

A Cannibal's Suicide by Dean Kostos

From the Garden by Nancy Vienneau

orang slizez jell o shotz by Amy Stetzl

Phở bò Hà Nội by Kelly Morse

Cooking Class, Marrakesh by Georganne Harmon

Spread Triolet by Dana Stamps

The Things Kids Eat by Paulette Licitra

Maybe This Year by Esther Cohen

Braociole by Joseph Bathanti

Basque Cooking by Richard Hedderman

Two Poems by Adrienne Christian

Jailhouse Crack by Harlan Richards

Cinnamon Sticks by Wally Swist

Best of Both by Nancy Vienneau

Basque Cooking

by Richard Hedderman

November 2012

Plenty of potatoes, garlic and lamb.
Bundles of sage and jugs of harsh red wine.
Spring trout, its iridescent flanks
poached to a flaky pink.

Heels of dark bread with pig feet soup.
Fiddle head ferns
fried in olive oil and thyme.
There’s stewed rabbit with tomatoes,

and toasted sheep’s milk cheese.
Mutton with white beans and parsley
simmered over an oak fire—the savor
of wood smoke in nearly everything,

even the luminous, black-eyed prawns
a la plancha bristling with salt.


Richard Hedderman's writing has appeared in numerous publications including the Chautauqua Literary Journal, South Dakota Review, CutBank, Puckerbrush Review and Eclipse, and the anthology In a Fine Frenzy: Poets Respond to Shakespeare (University of Iowa Press.) His poem series based on Beowulf was featured in the Welsh language journal Skald, and he was a featured poet at the Library of Congress as part of its Poetry at Noon reading series. He is the author of a collection of poetry, The Discovery of Heaven.


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