What Are Food Poems?

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A food poem is simply a poem about food. The poem can be about specific foods, like apples or pork, or specific food groups like fruits and vegetables, diary or grains. The only requirement to classify a poem as a food poem is that its content is about food.

Food poems are a form of art and literature that resonate with a diverse group of readers. There are food poem books available from a variety of poets who have found success in writing about culinary topics. Online and print media often use food poems on food blogs, websites and magazines.