Announcing the Ordinary Times Food Symposium


Tod Kelly

Tod is a writer from the Pacific Northwest. He is also serves as Executive Producer and host of both the 7 Deadly Sins Show at Portland's historic Mission Theatre and 7DS: Pants On Fire! at the White Eagle Hotel & Saloon. He is  a regular inactive for Marie Claire International and the Daily Beast, and is currently writing a book on the sudden rise of exorcisms in the United States. Follow him on Twitter.

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22 Responses

  1. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    I am so happy with this symposium idea that I find difficulty putting together enough words to express it.

    The classic definition of the word symposium was an eating and drinking party where people exchange ideas.

    My challenge will be restraining myself from offering about 600 posts and letting enough other voices be heard that it becomes a true symposium.Report

  2. Avatar Chris says:

    Migas, shrimp and grits, crawfish etouffee, hot chicken, biscuits and sausage gravy, BBQ ribs.

    Symposium done!Report

  3. Avatar Saul Degraw says:

    I love Eat, Drink, Man, Woman!!!Report

    • Avatar El Muneco in reply to Saul Degraw says:

      Nah, “Tampopo” is the ultimate foodie movie – the themes and characters from a Western, an appreciation for really good ramen, and vignettes that manage to both be universally touching and poke Japanese culture in places that it really could use poking.Report

  4. Avatar Mike Dwyer says:



    “Without food, a table is but a place of convenient storage, a suspended plane where we temporarily discard books, car keys and the daily mail. But set food on that same table, and it magically becomes a place where we raise families, solve the World’s Problems over wine, celebrate, mourn, break hearts and fall in love.”

    I actually choked up a little bit reading that. Absolutely beautiful. Awesome intro to the symposium.Report

  5. Avatar Dave says:

    I’ll be sure to offend all the foodies with my submission.Report