the connection of language and food

Before I ever cooked professionally or wrote one word, I had a deep connection to language and food because of my first teacher, my nana. “A writing cook and a cooking writer must be bold at the desk as well as the stove.”― M.F.K. Fisher She was an elementary school teacher and a principal for many… Continue reading the connection of language and food

Firecakes and monkey bread

There is a communion of more than our bodies when bread is broken and wine drunk. And that is my answer, when people ask me: Why do you write about hunger, and not wars or love?” M.F.K. Fisher in ‘The Gastronomical Me’ I opened my first restaurant when I was eight in my parents kitchen.… Continue reading Firecakes and monkey bread

Eat this Poem

As a former chef and a writer, the connection between food and writing (specifically for me, poetry) is strong. So when I discovered Nicole Gulotta’s website via Saveur magazine I became a fan of her writing and recipes. I was probably one of the first to preorder her book, Eat This Poem: A Literary Feast of Recipes Inspired… Continue reading Eat this Poem

Food Lust-Writing About Food

This post is one I wrote almost a year and a half ago but I’m in summer reruns today trying to finish a big editing project. The meal is brunch on my patio, made by my husband on a lovely sunny summer Sunday. How’s that for alliteration? Enjoy! “The primary requisite for writing well about… Continue reading Food Lust-Writing About Food

Should You Ever Write for Free?

As a beginning writer and poet I’ve been published many times for no payment. I figure it’s a way to get my name out there, my work out there and to practice freelance writing techniques like deadlines and word count. My newest “fun” not for big payment writing has been with ehow. I use it… Continue reading Should You Ever Write for Free?