The Stitch of Story – Cooking the Books with Carmen Maria Machado

Carmen Maria Machado‘s short stories and essays grab the heart and the ear, the eye and the brain. They seam and sing. They steam.  Her first short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties (Greywolf Press 2017) is out this week, already making All the Lists, and Aliette and I feel so lucky to have Carmen visit to talk about food and fiction today!

It’s all  for Cooking the Books this month, both here and at the extension kitchen over at The Booksmugglers! (check out Carmen’s Booksmugglers Bonus answers!).

This month’s Cooking the Books Podcast, #033:  The Stitch of Story – Cooking the Books with Carmen Maria Machado contains:

  • Olives
  • Kidneys… sort of
  • Unexpected pantsuits
  • Feminist Dinner Parties
  • The oppressed body
  • The way books smell
  • Liminality and Interstitials
  • New Podcast mentioned! – Racist Sandwich
  • Instructions On Not Disappearing


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(thanks as always to our friend Paul Weimer who helps clean up the CtB kitchen after we destroy it…)

Podcast #033: The Stitch of Story – Cooking the Books with Carmen Maria Machado