Program 639: Mid-American Feast; All the Way to the Tigers; Feedback
Release Date: 05-22-2021
Enjoy a picnic of comfort foods from the American Midwest, as Matthew Gavin Frank describes a few of his favorites. Author Mary Morris tells us what she discovered on a challenging winter trip to central India, when she decided to travel "All the Way to the Tigers." And listeners share recommendations and feedback with Rick from what they've heard on recent episodes of the show.
- Matthew Gavin Frank, author of "The Mad Feast: An Ecstatic Tour Through America's Food" (Liveright)
- Mary Morris, author of "All the Way to the Tigers" (Nan A. Talese / Doubleday)
- Matthew Gavin Frank teaches Creative Writing at Northern Michigan University, and is the author of "The Mad Feast: An Ecstatic Tour Through America's Food." His latest book, "Flight of the Diamond Smugglers," takes place in coastal South Africa.
- Mary Morris teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College, and has written more than a dozen novels and works of non-fiction. Her memoir that centers on her experiences in India is "All the Way to the Tigers."
- Mary recommends the Give India website to support organizations helping provide relief to people in India coping with that nation's severe rate of Covid infections.
- Listener Betsy is organizing a timeline mosaic for the city of Santa Barbara, California, where they plan to depict 150 million years of history in 50 feet of mosaic tiles. It's based on the work David Tootill has done at the London School of Mosaic with the London timeline mosaic at the Queenhithe Dock on the north bank of the Thames.
- Listener Sharon recommends the Native Movement website for a perspective on indigenous issues in Alaska.
- Ethan describes the restoration work and historic foundations you can view at the Catedral Vitoria in the Spanish Basque Country.
- The USDA provides a summary of what is asked of American travelers visiting farms abroad, before returning to the United States.
More with Mary Morris - Mary Morris tells us why she changed her itinerary to avoid the typical Golden Triangle tourist route, on her cold January excursion into central India. She also shares a riverside incident that didn’t make it into "All the Way to the Tigers." (runs 4:29)