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The Moth: Stories for soulful foodies


If Humans of New York is a collection of portraits of real people, The Moth is a collection of true stories told by real people.

The Moth is based in New York and are true stories read aloud by professional and amateurs. Fascinating and insightful, their stories are soulful, funny and at times heart breaking.

I have been binge-listening to The Moth and I’ve curated a list of ten stories with food themes. Warning, some of these food stories will hit you right in the feels.

The Moth: Stories for soulful foodies

Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Alvin Lau details what he’d like his last meal to be if he doesn’t survive his cancer.

Star Custodian
David Chang of Momofuku cooks for Michelin stars at Momofuku Ko.

Hoboken Roast Beef
Slow service at a deli counter leads to an angry and regrettable outburst and a lesson learned.

Under The Wires
A college kid has his jaw wired shut for a month and a half after having jaw surgery.

Ruthy’s Dinner
A grandmother shares wisdom (and a beer) with her grandson before she dies.

Grandma Mahembes Farm
A leading advocate for food security must reassess her own relationship to food.

No Cheese Sandwiches
A sardine sandwich teaches a girl an important lesson.

You Are What You Eat
A journalist learns when to put herself in her stories as food writers go to extreme lengths to cover culinary adventures.

Gut Instinct
While on vacation in Italy with his long-time girlfriend, a young man is tempted by a beautiful French woman.

Fat Girl Interrupted
Battling with her weight and relationship, a woman is forced to make a bold decision.

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I am Genie, a graphic designer/photographer obsessed with food and bunnies. I live in Whanganui, New Zealand with my husband, The Koala and our two rabbits, Kobe and Bento. I write about my hedonistic ways and I love the mantra "Eat well, travel often". I prefer not to write about myself in third person.


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