If you're both a poetry lover and a foodie, you must check out these blogs:

Paper and Salt, written by Nicole Villeneuve, is "part historical discussion, part food and recipe blog, part literary fangirl-ing;" a collection of recipes enjoyed by great writers. Sylvia Plath's Lemon Pudding Cakes look divine, and Walt Whitman's Cranberry Coffee Cake would go well with a cappuccino and a copy of Leaves of Grass.

For a more contemporary take on poetic dining, Eat This Poem combines luscious photography with original recipes inspired by poets like Joanie Mackowski and Frank O'Hara. Poet and cook Nicole Gulotta serves up poetic analysis, personal anecdotes, and some killer recipes.

These Rosé Mussels were created after reading "The Sun" by William Carlos Williams:

Also, be sure to check out the Alimentum website for more food and poetry fun.

Originally Published: July 6th, 2012