Come on in to my writing home!
Thanks for coming! You're in the virtual home for my writing self, which means I get to set the scene, ignoring the chaos of real life. Imagine either my Italian grandma's sauce and meatballs simmering in a crock pot redolent of garlic, or my New Orleans grandma's gumbo bubbling on the stove and studded with rich andouille and crab. Billie Holliday wails from the speakers, and a couple of dogs with a better back story than I have, lie snoozing. Add in a fierce band of smart, sassy and opinionated but kind people who have already started drinking and talking. Now, what's your pleasure? Coffee? Wine? A martini? Get ready to add to the conversation, grab a cup, and come on in.
Slovenian barbecue has a surprising Carolina connection. My latest for City Paper.
Was honored to be interviewed for this, although it's WEIRD to be on the other end of the interview!!
Episode 44's Shaun Chavis was named to the International Association of Culinary Professionals' committee to judge cookbooks...quite an honor!
Isabella Macbeth, Episode 31, has become the US Women's Champion Shucker at the US National Oyster Shucking Championship. She shucked 24 oysters in 2 minutes, 13 seconds!
NOTE: YOU CAN STILL HELP FOOD & BEV FOLK AFFECTED BY THE SHUTDOWN! CHECK OUT ALL THE WAYS YOU CAN HELP EMPLOYEES FROM THESE SPECIAL EDITION PODCASTS:
Help employees of Cru, Cru Catering and Purlieu (John Zucker guest)