Being somewhat obsessed with food, I took note of what they ate while reading the book. This is a menu that I put together, inspired by the first 8 chapters of the book. For the most part, Frida and Cal could have cooked this. Between foraging, growing their own garden, and trading with August, they could make a simpler version of this menu.
You may know the lovely and oh-so-generous literary citizen Amanda Bullock as the Director of Public Programming at Housing Works Books, but she is also the co-founder and co-organizer of the Moby-Dick Marathon (MDMNYC)!
This three-day marathon reading of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, will be held in New York City from November 14th - November 16th (Ishmael super-fans may recognize the 14th as the anniversary of the U.S. publication of the book). In the past, over one hundred and fifty people participated in the event, each reading ten-minute segments of the novel. Three independent bookstores around the city hosted the reading: WORD, Molasses Books, and of course the Housing Works Bookstore and Cafe.
This year, MDMNYC hopes to expand their venue options, hire photographers and web designers, print programs in color, and provide their guests with more spoons for clam chowder! And they’re asking (nicely) for your help.
Show your support for this incredible project by backing their Kickstarter campaign! To make donating even more of a no-brainer, the MDMNYC team has also lined up some unreal-cool incentives for anyone who backs this whale of a project. The entire novel in Litograph poster-form? Yes please.
You can even get a special edition STOCK TIPS: Chowder Zine!
this was one of my favorite things i ever did in NYC. I was one of the only people who stayed the whole time. I ate so much choweder omigod