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
As part of an ongoing series of assignments from Penny de los Santos, last week I had to compose a self-portrait. Among the rules: It had to express something about me. I had to push the shutter (no help from anyone else). It needed to something conceptualized and composed, not … [Read more...] about Self Portrait
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8If0nx-cR0&feature=youtube_gdata]Famed food photographer Penny de los Santos will be hosting a free online food photography workshop next weekend from a studio not far from our digs in Seattle. This past week, she offered six people … [Read more...] about Penny, I Need You. Can’t You See That?
Last Sunday, my Uncle John died. It wasn’t a surprise. In early May, his doctor predicted that a shift in his cancer meant my spry 78-year-old uncle had only a few weeks to live. His family began sending nearly daily mails with updates on his condition, a kind gesture. Yet, it … [Read more...] about The Power of Grief
What are three of my favorite food movies? You can find out by listening to the podcast from KUOW-FM. It's odd to read or listen to interview sometimes. In this case, there's a whole story about Mike making chocolate chip cookies with the heavy 1960s-era Hamilton Beach mixer that … [Read more...] about NPR asks me about food and movies