I've been teaching at "the ranch" for around a decade. Usually I teach cooking, but this year I'll spend the week teaching writing at Rancho La Puerta. This year, I'll be back at the ranch September 23rd to 30th to teach writing. I'll be doing four classes, starting with one … [Read more...] about Join Me for Writing at Ranch La Puerta
Books & Writing
I've long been fascinated by popovers and for this, I blame Dorothy Parker. Dorothy Parker For those unfamiliar, Dorothy was a fabulously wry writer who was among the founding members of "the vicious circle" of writers who made up The Algonquin Roundtable in New … [Read more...] about Recipe: Popovers
"Where do you get breakfast here?" I can recall the pained look on the jewelry seller's face as if it happened yesterday, even though it was in the summer of 1987. Though young and broke, like any Audrey Hepburn obsessed young woman, I made a beeline to the famous jewelry store … [Read more...] about Breakfast at Tiffany’s
The New York Times had a great visual piece in its Sunday Review of Books by illustrator Wendy MacNaughton that charted the favorite snacks of many authors. Best-selling writer Mark Kurlansky, author of two of my favorite books -- Salt and Cod, likes to write under the influence … [Read more...] about What Do Food Writers Eat When They Write About Food?
A couple months ago, I began to notice a lot of Japanese folks trying to friend me on Facebook. I couldn’t figure it out. Then, I got an email overnight on Sunday that explained it all. My second book, “The Kitchen Counter Cooking School,” was recently published in Japan. … [Read more...] about I’m Big in Japan. Really.