Week of  January 12 | Luann Landon

This week's interview is with Luann Landon, the author of DINNER AT MISS LADY'S: MEMORIES AND RECIPES FROM A SOUTHERN CHILDHOOD. The book was published in 1999 by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. I met Ms. Landon in July, 2004 at the University of the South.

We were seated at the same dinner table and began talking about books, a topic dear to both of our hearts. I had no idea that she was a writer. I told her that I was a guest of the Sewanee Writer's Conference, and told her of the interviews I had been doing with several of the conference's writers. I asked her if she was writer; she told me she was, then told me the story of DINNER AT MISS LADY'S. I was intrigued and asked her to send me a copy of the book.  

I read the book with delight, intrigued by the stories and the way she wove the recipes into the structure of the book. I even tried a couple of the recipes myself, no small feat for me. They turned out well.

Ms. Landon is also an award-winning poet. During the course of our interview you will hear her read three of her poems. We also discuss her next project, a book similar in structure to DINNER AT MISS LADY'S, but set in France. I hope you find Ms. Landon's work as fascinating as I have.   

Her book is a feast for the eyes, as well as the stomach.

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