I've partnered with acclaimed independent bookstore Politics & Prose and The Writer's Center in D.C. to offer my weekend-long introduction to food writing camp on March 21-22, 2015. Known as "Hungry for Words," this workshop covers a lot of ground in two jam-packed days. We … [Read more...] about Hungry for Words Food Writing Boot Camp in Washington, D.C. March 21-22
This summer, I'll be teaching a four-week Master Class at the Richard Hugo House. Normally, I focus on food writing but so much of what can be said about food writing and the process of story and book development applies to general non-fiction as well. When trying to sell … [Read more...] about How to Write a Book Proposal in Four Weeks
Last week, I turned in my third book to Viking/Penguin! They haven't said they hate it or fired me or whatever the equivalent would be for an author. After months of writing, editing and recipe testing, I had just enough time for a brief celebratory sigh before moving on to … [Read more...] about Hungry for Words? We are, too.
Another story from the upcoming book. This one, about the voice that reminds me of my childhood. The last I heard, she was retired and living in Arizona. Every morning when my mother wasn’t working, she’d park in front of our radio and listen to "Party Line," later "The Betty … [Read more...] about Recipes by Radio
Behold what I call "The Shroud of Turin Chicken Pot Pie," a scan of a page unearthed from the bottom of my grandmother Inez Monk Henderson's recipe file. Folded carefully, it marked an obvious attempt to capture in the barest forms a recipe she didn't want to forget, or perhaps, … [Read more...] about The Tricky Business of Tasting the Past