Just ask Lara Vapnyar.
Each of the stories in her latest collection, Broccoli and Other Tales of Food and Love invites us into a world where food and love intersect.
The New York Times has called the collection “elegant,” saying, “In these stories, food has the power to define characters, propel plots, cause riots and even commit manslaughter.”
Indeed. Vapnyar’s charming writing would be worth the price of admission alone. But, here’s the clincher: Broccoli and Other Tales of Food and Love contains a roundup of all of the recipes.
Read an excerpt from the story “A Bunch of Broccoli on the Third Shelf”. Then, download a recipe for Hot Borscht from the book.