Monthly Archives: September 2016

Saveur Blog Awards Was a Blast!

So…this happened too… As many of you know I was nominated for the category of Food and Culture Blog. 30,000 nominations across a dozen or so categories were whittled down to just a handful, and of 6 total finalists, your … Continue reading

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Watch “How to Succeed in Food Writing (by Really Trying) | Food for Tomorrow Conference | 2016” on YouTube

Check this out! Kim Severson of the New York Times interviewed me, the amazing Molly Yeh (Molly on the Range) and the brilliant Jenny Rosentrach (Dinner a Love Story) at Stone Barns last Tuesday on “How to Succeed in Food Writing (by Really Trying.” Please … Continue reading

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And then this happened…

If you aren’t already familiar with TasteTalks make yourself familiar. It’s an amazing food site with tons of content that encompasses all of what the food world has to offer, from signature foods to weird foods from culinary masters to up and coming … Continue reading

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“One Bad Dude”

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/sep/21/terence-crutcher-wasnt-bad-dude-just-black-man-in-america This is the piece I wrote for the Guardian on Terence Crutcher. I have not been able to sleep since I learned about his shooting/murder. Sometimes I’ve just burst into tears, and I never met the man. I’m just … Continue reading

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In the Monticello Kitchen: A Photo Essay

I don’t have a lot of time to write this week, but I thought U would take time to address a few matters and share with you images from this year’s Heritage Harvest Festival at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. First, it’s … Continue reading

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See My Quote on the Wall

When you visit the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, look on the walls of the Sweet Home Café  and you will see this: This acknowledgement of our Ancestors and of my work to honor them … Continue reading

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