If you’re like me, you think twice about picking up a book titled “Fear and Trembling” or “The Sickness unto Death.” On the other hand, if you’re like me you don’t at all think twice about picking up a book titled “Menu.” Well, you and I are in luck because now we can slide into the former via the latter.
A couple years ago we had the good fortune of receiving an email from one Rachel Moran inquiring as to whether or not we might participate in a philosophy conference in Northern Virginia. It was a great experience, sparked some good thinking, and we both went along our way.
Well lo and behold if that same Rachel Moran didn’t go out there and write a chef’s-eye-view of one of my true heroes of philosophy, the “Father of Existentialism,” Soren Kierkegaard for the 200th anniversary of the great Dane’s birth. The book is called “Philosophical Food Crumbs: A Kierkegaard Cookbook” and is currently available through numerous outlets including Amazon.com.
If the name Soren Kierkegaard has ever peaked your interest but you’ve not been sure where to start, this is the place.
Rachel Moran partnered with Copenhagen native Emma Sorgaard to produce this “fun and alternative way into the works of Kierkegaard. Through food and history (recipes, anecdotes, and quotes) it tells a small piece of the story of the man and his times-the thoughts and the culture that shaped Kierkegaard as a human being and into a world known philosopher.”
What’s more, they decided to make some Bound notebooks to go along with the book itself – taking full advantage of content like our recipe pages, micro-journaling, etc I might add.
Your mouth is watering, I’m sure, so how can you get a chance at sinking your teeth into some fresh-cookin’ philosophy?
All you have to do is re-tweet the @boundcustom tweet I’ve just put up with the hashtag #SK200.
I’ll pick a name at random from all the retweets and put you in contact with the author herself(ves) for delivery.
Oh, and before I forget. If the cookbook only leaves you hungry for more Kierkegaard, checkout this course through Coursera “Søren Kierkegaard – Subjectivity, Irony and the Crisis of Modernity” taught by Jon Stewart of the University of Copenhagen. You can learn all about Coursera, find out what “MOOC” stands for, and get more information about the course with this great Prezi presentation by Timothy Hall, a fellow North Carolinian.
On behalf of possibly the greatest Danish journaler of all time, I bid you to enjoy the food for thought and belly.