Category Archives: travel

Tea Time Redux

No, knock wood, I am not close to my last meal, but I am enjoying tea (among other things) in London this week. So pleased to be deliciously crumb-covered! I’ve just decided. I want my last meal to be tea. … Continue reading

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Sicily, the Cookbook

It is impossible to describe the degrees of yellow from the most candent cadmium to ochre, from discoloured ivory to lemon bronze. The air was full of wisps of straw and the heat beat upon us as if from some … Continue reading

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A Culinary Education

(Many, many) thanks to Latam Airlines, I was gifted with two tickets to Lima, Peru, and used the trip as an opportunity to eat. Yes, we visited museums, no we didn’t go to Machu Pichu, but we did eat. Ceviche … Continue reading

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Les Dames d’Escoffier Miami Marketing Symposium

I’m excited to speak at this Saturday’s LDEM symposium and especially excited about the topic I’m speaking on–LDEM’s new partnership with the Special Collections at the University of Miami Libraries to build a culinary collection focused on South Florida and … Continue reading

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Eating Mudcrabs in Khandahar

There is a recipe for food writing. Take an unfamiliar food, place, or situation; add mild misunderstandings and good sportsmanship; stir until good will results. The essays in this book don’t use that recipe, as this review in CHoWline notes, … Continue reading

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To Live and Dine in L.A.

One of the things I did on my summer vacation was visit Los Angeles, and I was delighted to be able to see the exhibit that accompanies this book (though sad to just miss the re-opening of Clifton’s Cafeteria!). And as … Continue reading

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Cairo Kitchen

Sadder than destitution, sadder than a beggar is the man who eats alone in public.   –Jean Baudrillard You may think you know Egyptian food–perhaps you’ve had a fattoush bread salad, or made tabbouleh part of your regular routine. but … Continue reading

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