When Arkady Martine sets out to do a thing, she does it completely and thoroughly. That’s true whether she’s running an academic conference on Byzantium or creating an entirely new universe and an exquisitely intricate space opera to go in it. A Memory Called Empire is just such a narrative within such a universe, and we’re delighted that Arkady was able to join the first Cooking the Books of the year to discuss everything, from the menus (along with food reviews) to the poisons she constructed for the Teixcalaanli Empire.
We hope you’re strapped in tight for this month’s Cooking the Books Podcast, #042: Edible Flowers and Occasional Poison : Cooking the Books with Arkady Martine contains:
- poison (duh)
- so much space politics
- in spaaace
- a very new ambassador
- assassination (character and otherwise)
- edible flowers
- the most overthought steak sandwich
- And much more.
And visit additional Cooking the Books content over on the The Booksmugglers!
(Thanks as always to our friend Paul Weimer who helps clean up the CtB kitchen after we destroy it…)
Podcast #042: Edible Flowers and Occasional Poison : Cooking the Books with Arkady Martine