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
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
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
I can’t remember if I ever posted about this blog but every time I visit the site I want to make and eat the recipe immediately. Beautiful blog, food photography, recipes and writing. Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice Lovingly, The Writing Nag
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
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?
I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of hunger for life that gnaws in us all. ~Richard Wright, American Hunger, 1977 I just noticed that July’s… Continue reading A Hunger for Life
“The primary requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite.”A. J. Liebling …and a love of food, anything about food, it’s history, the stories behind it, the traditions. My new, in the last few months food writing gig is at Garden and Hearth, I write here about Italian Cooking. I also write at… Continue reading Food Writing