Eating Christmas

Eating Christmas: Chow Bella Writers (and Artists) Tell Stories of Food and Festivities Dec. 17 at Crescent Ballroom

Around this time last year, I was gathering stories about food and Christmas to run on Chow Bella when my friend (and one of my favorite writers) Kim Porter mused, "I sure wish we could read these aloud."

Wish granted, thanks to Charlie Levy and the other nice folks at Crescent Ballroom, who gave Chow Bella the stage last December -- and twice more this year, for our writers to tell stories about love & food and heat & food.

But Christmas (as you'll learn if you come to this year's "Eating Christmas") is my favorite, so I was thrilled when we were invited back again. Check out our line-up:

See also: Laurie Notaro Tells What Happened The Year They Served Brie and Blueberries to Her Mother on Christmas

Becky Bartkowski Katie Johnson Cynthia Clark Harvey Brandon Huigens Ada Malcioln Martin Judy Nichols Robrt L Pela Julie Peterson Sativa Peterson Kim Porter Eric Schaefer Amy Silverman Deborah Sussman Kathy West Jason P. Woodbury

"Eating Christmas" will begin at 7 pm, Tuesday, December 17 at Crescent Ballroom. Admission is free (with food and drink for sale) but we hope you bring a can or two to benefit St. Mary's Food Bank.

This post was updated from its original version.

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Amy Silverman is a two-time winner of the Arizona Press Club’s Journalist of the Year award. Her work has appeared on the radio show This American Life and in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Lenny Letter, and Brain, Child. She’s the co-curator of the live reading series Bar Flies, and a commentator for KJZZ, the NPR affiliate in Phoenix. Silverman is the author of the book My Heart Can’t Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome (Woodbine House 2016). Follow her on Instagram (@amysilverman), Twitter (@amysilvermanaz), and at