“And suddenly the memory returns. […] The sight of the little madeleine had recalled nothing to my mind before I tasted it.” – Marcel Proust
Food, by its very sensory nature, is incredibly linked to our memories. For author Charmaine Chan, popiah, pandan cake and tah mee pok always have the power to draw her back to precious moments with her sisters whilst growing up.
Whether you’re a foodie looking for new food adventures in the literary realm or a reader alone in your tasting of food writings, have a feast with Charmaine on her favourite literary writings of food, and the ways food is intertwined with memory.
Inspired by the term deep cut—used in the music industry to refer to the b-sides or songs of an artist that are not well known or conventionally played—this year-long series by Ethos Books explores both unconventional intersections in literature and the little-known sides to authors. Their venue partner, Littered with Books, is an independent bookseller in Duxton housing a range of carefully curated literary books.
VENUE: Littered With Books
ADDRESS: 20 Duxton Road, Singapore 089486
EVENT WEBSITE: Facebook (for registration, via Eventbrite)
DATE AND TIME
16 Feb 2019, 4pm–5pm