Cold Food, Hot Contest

Aug 7, 2013

With hot weather comes cold food. In this episode of Food for Thought, Nancy Leson offers a cold soup made with grapes, cream cheese and cucumbers among other things. I talk about those pickles up there. But wait—there's more! Be very excited because you're just...

17 Syllables from Stardom

It's the Food for Thought haiku contest.  Write a haiku having to do with food, eating, cooking, even Food for Thought itself and enter on the Haiku Contest page, where you'll find all the details and rules.  You have until the end of Friday, August 23rd to enter as many different haiku as you like.

Prizes and Fame

Thanks to Uwajimaya, the Pacific Northwest's Asian Grocery & Gift Store for our swell prizes. Winners will be chosen by reader vote, and will get to read their poems on the Aug. 28 Food for Thought. Get writing!

By the way, even though for simplicity's sake we're going with the 5-7-5, 17  syllable description, real-deal, Japanese-style haiku are a lot different and more complicated than that.  You can learn more about them at Michael Dylan Welch's website.  He's vice president of the Haiku Society of America and knows whereof he speaks.  

"The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese."

–G. K. Chesterton