Last Call: Best food writing 2017 and Kurt Vonnegut on the shape of stories

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Kurt Vonnegut on the shape of stories

This 4 minute 30 second clip from Kurt Vonnegut taught me more about storytelling than any book or writing class. [Kevin Pang]

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Best food writing of 2017

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Need some weekend reading? Good, because The Gannet’s best food writing of the year list is out, and it contains probably 72 hours worth of material. I’m happy to see the inclusion of not just writing but podcasts and photos as well, ranging from heavy topics like sexism in Bengali cuisine to lighter fare like the quest to short-cut rum’s aging process. Anything you think deserved to be on here? I am always, always looking for new reading/viewing/listening material. [Kate Bernot]

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About the author

Kevin Pang

Kevin Pang was the founder and editor-in-chief of The Takeout, and director of the documentary For Grace on Netflix.

Kate Bernot

Kate Bernot is managing editor at The Takeout and a certified beer judge.