Shining Moon: A Speculative Fiction Podcast

Shining Moon Episode 33: Food and Foodways in Fiction

March 13, 2024 Deborah L. Davitt Episode 33
Shining Moon: A Speculative Fiction Podcast
Shining Moon Episode 33: Food and Foodways in Fiction
Show Notes

Hello, and welcome to Shining Moon Epsidoe 33: Food and Foodways in Fiction. With me today are Beth Cato, P.A. Cornell, Amelia Gorman, Nibedita Sen, and D.A. Xiaolin Spires. Let’s get started with some introductions!

Nebula Award-nominated Beth Cato is the author of A THOUSAND RECIPES FOR REVENGE and A FEAST FOR STARVING STONE from 47North. Follow her at and on Twitter at @BethCato.

P.A. Cornell is an award-winning Chilean-Canadian author who has published over thirty original pieces of short fiction in magazines like, Lightspeed, Apex, and Fantasy. For more on the author and her work, visit

Amelia Gorman lives in Eureka where she spends her free time exploring tidepools and redwoods with her dogs and foster dogs. Her first chapbook, the Elgin-winning Field Guide to Invasive Species of Minnesota, is available from Interstellar Flight Press. Her microchapbook, The Worm Sonnets, is available from The Quarter Press.

Nibedita Sen is a Hugo, Nebula, and Ignyte Award-nominated queer Bengali writer from Calcutta, and a graduate of Clarion West 2015 whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in Uncanny, Podcastle, Nightmare and Fireside. She accumulated a number of English degrees in India before deciding she wanted another in creative writing, and that she was going to move halfway across the world for it.

D.A. Xiaolin Spires steps into portals, reappearing in Hawai’i, NY, various parts of Asia and elsewhere, with her keyboard appendage attached. Her work appears in Clarkesworld, Analog, Nature, Strange Horizons, Uncanny and elsewhere.

Stories in this episode:

Beth Cato

"The Recipe Keeper"
“How to Creatively Host Cheese Parties During and After the Apocalypse" Issue 10, Fall 2022

PA Cornell

“How to Impress a Top Food Critic and Put your Restaurant on the Galactic Map,” Drabblecast, September 2022.

Amelia Gorman

"She Makes the Deep Boil" appeared in the Sharp & Sugar Tooth anthology  from Upper Rubber Boot Books.

"The Lure Courses" from Zoetic Press's Heathentide Orphans collection.

Nibedita Sen

“Advice for Your First Time at the Faerie Market,” Fireside 2019.

“Never Yawn Under a Banyan Tree,” Anathema Magazine, 2017.

D.A. Xiaolin Spires

"Last Wishes" in Clarkesworld, October 2020.

"Don't tell me that the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass." -- Anton Chekov

Piano music for closure

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