Honestly, my week at the International Association of Culinary Professionals conference was a bit of a blur. I had spent nearly eight months helping to plan it. When I saw the printed schedule, it reminded me of that surreal moment when I first saw my book in a store. Then, we … [Read more...] about On Meeting Judith Jones, Aasif Manvi & News from IACP Portland 2010
On Monday, my sister took the day off work. We teamed up to spend the entire day cooking. Not for ourselves, but for my ailing stepfather, Eddie. Now 78, Eddie has had a decade of serious health issues. Recently, he had some falls, a tough recovery from surgery and pneumonia -- … [Read more...] about Our dinners for Eddie
Today, I sent my agent the proposals of my next two books. You read that right. OK, it might have taken me awhile but ever the over-achiever, I felt the need to get right back on the horse with a vengeance. So, officially, I'm at work on two books, although, unofficially, I'm … [Read more...] about The next steps
Today's my birthday. I happily share this date with the late Marilyn Monroe. (Oh, and Andy Griffiths, who despite being a heck of a likeable guy isn't quite as sexy...) I'm spending the day interviewing one of the subjects in a project that's just getting underway. The goal is to … [Read more...] about Sigh. Another year older, but wiser?
Ok, here are some photos for the fabulous weekend up on Lopez Island. For those who missed my earlier post, me and the crew headed up to the island to do a cooking class and dinner party, a package that I donated to the Richard Hugo House for their charity auction. The … [Read more...] about When you buy me for charity dinner, what do you get for $2,400?