Bonus Episode: Community Open Mic: Transitioning from Summer to Fall

In Gratitude Thank you to our anonymous donor who  bought me three coffees this month! I’m now 20% of the way toward my goal of covering website costs for the year. Those who want to support the podcast financially can do so at: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/culinarysaijiki/. Episode Contributors Christine Wenk-Harrison Listen to Christine’s previous Culinary Saijiki episode:Continue reading “Bonus Episode: Community Open Mic: Transitioning from Summer to Fall”

Episode 5: Lorraine Padden: Sweating Onions

In GratitudeThank you to our anonymous donor who bought me three coffees this month! I’m now 13% of the way toward my goal of covering website costs for the year. Those who want to support the podcast financially can do so at: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/culinarysaijiki/.  August Open Mic Bonus EpisodeTo participate in the August 30th open micContinue reading “Episode 5: Lorraine Padden: Sweating Onions”

Seasonal Foods of the American Southwest

First, thank you to the anonymous person who bought me three coffees this month! I appreciate your support of the project, and especially for covering this year’s website costs. I’m now 13% of the way toward my goal. Readers and listeners can support The Culinary Saijiki by buying a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/culinarysaijiki. Second, remember toContinue reading “Seasonal Foods of the American Southwest”

Episode 4: Christine Wenk-Harrison: One-Jam Harvest

August 31 Open Mic To participate in the August 31st open mic bonus episode, click this link: https://anchor.fm/culinarysaijiki/message Guidelines: Each poet is limited to two haiku Before reading your haiku, please say your name or pen name and, if comfortable, where you’re writing from Please read each haiku twice Haiku should mention food, and connectContinue reading “Episode 4: Christine Wenk-Harrison: One-Jam Harvest”

Debatable summer haiku

Just as there isn’t always a clear distinction between one season and the next, sometimes a haiku feels seasonal without having a clear seasonal referent. I’m not talking about haiku that completely lack a kigo. Rather, I’m thinking about haiku that seem to have a kigo, yet are not clearly grounded in an identifiable season.Continue reading “Debatable summer haiku”

Episode 2: Christa Pandey: Eggplant Abundance

Note: The theme music and transitions have changed because the ones I was using from my hosting service are suddenly no longer available. I discovered this at the proverbial 11th hour, so had to make do with new stock sounds. Hopefully that didn’t cause too much confusion. If you know of anyone who enjoys writingContinue reading “Episode 2: Christa Pandey: Eggplant Abundance”

Observations Part 2: All-Year Food

Before diving in, I’d like to thank Geoff M. Pope for being the first supporter of this new project. I’m now officially making progress on my goal of covering website costs for the year. If you would like to support the Culinary Saijiki project, you can visit the Buy Me a Coffee page here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/culinarysaijiki.Continue reading “Observations Part 2: All-Year Food”

Initial Observations Part 1: Food Kigo

I’m about seven weeks into my yearlong study of saijiki. While my personal writing practice isn’t centered around food, working with Higginson’s Haiku World, as well as the companion volume The Haiku Seasons, have been invaluable as I also explore the ways in which food and the seasons work in haiku. As of this writing,Continue reading “Initial Observations Part 1: Food Kigo”

Groundwork Part 2: Seasonal Inspiration

In my April 12th post, I talked about how I came to saijiki study, and how I incorporate both the Gregorian seasons and the lunar seasons into my haiku practice. Through my decision to work with a saijiki for a year, I got inspired to think about how we approach food in haiku. Like manyContinue reading “Groundwork Part 2: Seasonal Inspiration”