Foreword Interview: Reviewer Kristine Morris Interviews Josephine Oria, Author of Sobremesa: A Memoir of Food and Love in Thirteen Courses—Part One


Foreword This Week
May 27, 2021

We sometimes think of our reviewers as explorers—this is your assignment, scribe, if you choose to accept it—venturing off into the uncharted stories and ideas of new books, logging details as the pages slip by, then posting an official communiqué in the form of a review.

Not that it’s dangerous, but on rare occasions the experience is life altering. The ever intrepid Kristine Morris just returned from such a place, where she encountered the Peruvian notion of sobremesa under the guidance of Josephine Oria. Sobre what? you say, just like we did—but here’s where we step away and let Kristine engage Josephine in an extraordinary discussion.

As you’ll see, they got along so well that we decided to break their conversation into two parts, with the second installment coming next Thursday. Read on here.