The storytelling AND food scenes converge in the newest and tastiest open mic in town: NOM. With a celebrity judgesâ€™ panel and silly and/or stunning prizes, NOM creates a unique space for audience members to share their own stories and get insight into other food experiences. Itâ€™s like Smut Slam, basically, but about food, omnomnomnom.
HOW DOES NOM WORK? Audience members can sign up at the door to tell a 5-minute true-life food story or reminiscence or recipe history–from any culture or season–with a lucky eight to ten names being drawn at random. We work with local co-producers to find judges from writing, performing, and/or cooking/foodie backgrounds.
NOM is hosted by me, and co-produced by German comedian and cookbook editor Lisa Frischemeier. We believe that simple stories about food, shared with others, can be a vital source of joy, empathy, strength, and healing.