Kate Bingaman-Burt


You and Albert Einstein are planning a weeklong road trip across the American Southwest. What snack do you pack in your little Coleman cooler?

I packed a bunch of fold-over PB&J’s. Albert hates crusts, so I trimmed them off.

It’s game night at Emily Dickinson’s house and you can’t show up empty-handed. What’s your move?

A Costco tub of black licorice really lights up Emily’s eyes on game night. The perfect candy when talking about death and sadness over a game of hearts.

It’s Thomas Edison’s office party and you’ve signed up to bring cups and snacks. How are you going to take this get-together to the next level?

An all-orange snack party: Circus Peanuts, Cheetos, nacho cheese dip, orange-only Starbursts, candy orange slices, Orange Crush soda, orange Skittles, orange M&Ms, candy corn, orange Sixlets, orange Tootsie Pops and orange Chick-O-Sticks. I think you get the picture. I totally know how to party. I got this.

You and Frida Kahlo have been walking around for two hours, trying to decide where to eat and now you are hangry. What do you snack on so you don’t bite each other’s heads off?

We would break open pomegranates and feed each other the seeds.

Ernest Hemingway is stuck at home, waiting for the cable guy, and he needs you to bring him something to munch on. What do you grab on your way over?

Ernest is super manly. His snacks are probably more like giant meals, so I would bring him baskets of hamburgers and big bottles of wine. The cable guy is going to take forever, I am sure of it, so I will also bring some raw meat to cook while we are waiting.