For those who missed it, Westword restaurant critic Jason Sheehan wrote a series of insightful, sometimes scathing and invariably funny posts about the IACP conference. Maggie, Lisa and I hung out with him a lot. In fact, when restaurant owner Jesse Moreales couldn't get hold of … [Read more...] about An outside view on IACP
A year ago, somehow I was crowned the chair of the Food Writers, Editors & Publishers section of IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals). It's the largest membership section of IACP, with more than 1,100 members in 26 countries. But even so, it's still a … [Read more...] about IACP in Denver
On a road trip with my friend Maggie, and between the two of us I think we’ve got the road snacks covered. I brought: Three types of cheese (a gouda style goat, a cow’s milk from Utah called SeaHive, and Morbier), Japanese snack mix, juices. My husband thoughtfully packed a big … [Read more...] about The difference is we have better snacks
So the oddest thing turned up today. My publisher sent a copy of my book -- in Chinese. The recipes are set in their own type and boxed. Flipping through it, I ran across some random words in English, mostly in footnotes. These phrases, isolated on their own, items such as "Cajun … [Read more...] about My life in France… in Chinese
Last night I saw an ad that made me pause: Calabria. I’ve never seen a print ad, much less in Saveur for the forgotten toe of the boot of Italy even as it is the source of most of America’s concept of ‘Italian’ food. A couple years ago a friend and I spent time in Calabria and … [Read more...] about Calabria to Walla Walla, All Aboard!