Pete Cherches blogs about food, travel, literary and music pursuits, the occasional dream and fugitive thoughts of all sorts.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Just Ask for MaMa
I stopped at a roadside noodle soup joint. On the menu they listed three types of noodles: noodle, yellow noodle, and MaMa noodle. I figured yellow noodle was wheat noodles, and just plain noodle was rice noodles, but I didn't know what MaMa was, so I ordered it, with pork.
It seems that "MaMa" is what they call ramen in Cambodia.
is the author of Lift Your Right Arm (Pelekinesis, 2013), a collection of minimalist short prose sequences, as well as two previous volumes of short prose:
Condensed Book and Between a Dream and a Cup of Coffee, as well as several limited-edition artist's books. His work has recently appeared in the anthologies Poetry 180 and Up Is Up, But So Is Down: New York's Downtown Literary Scene, 1974-1992. His fiction and short prose work has been featured in a wide range of magazines and journals, including Harper’s, Semiotext(e), Transatlantic Review, Fiction International, and Bomb. Sonorexia, the avant-vaudeville music-performance group he co-led with Elliott Sharp in the 1980s, appeared at such legendary venues as The Mudd Club and CBGB. Cherches is a two-time recipient of New York Foundation for the Arts fellowships in creative nonfiction.