In honor of Food Day 2013, I'm making a special appearance at Everett Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 23. Since Food Day is about promoting healthy, affordable food, I'll lead a comparative tasting of basic kitchen staples, such as salt and canned tomatoes, do a short knife … [Read more...] about Food Day event at Everett Public Library
Books & Writing
I'm a big fan of Joe Yonan, the food editor for The Washington Post. We met years ago at an International Association of Culinary Professionals conference. During the course of the weekend, I'd helped put together a "night owl" session on pitching stories. On the panel with Joe … [Read more...] about Kitchen Shelf: Joe Yonan’s vegetarian cookbooks
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