Hi, Reader! My name is Cara Nicoletti and I’m a butcher, former-pastry chef and writer living in Brooklyn, New York. I grew up working in my grandfather’s butcher shop outside of Boston and have been working in kitchens since I moved to New York in 2004 to attend NYU. For me, there has always been a connection between eating and reading. There is nothing as engrossing as the eating of a truly great meal and nothing that nourishes my spirit quite like the reading of a good book. Hemingway himself once said “I have discovered that there is romance in food when romance has disappeared from everywhere else.” Perhaps it is because of this symbiosis that, for me at least, some of the most romantic, most poignant scenes in literature are scenes of cooking and eating.
I currently work as a butcher at The Meat Hook in Brooklyn and am in the process of writing a book about my love affair with reading and cooking, to be published by Little, Brown next year!
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