Who I Am & Why I Write About What People Eat

I am a writer who writes about food and life and where the two meet. The life part should be obvious. As for food, writing about food was, for me (pardon the expression), a chicken and egg story.


Although I’m not crazy about the word “obsessive” because of the image it conjures of a woman so off-balance she’s capable of plunging a bunny into a pot of boiling water (something I would do only if a recipe demanded it),  I am willing to concede that my relationship to food is, at times, a bit excessive. I think about food even when I’m not hungry, cook food when I have no intention of eating it, and buy food when I have no plans to cook—or even a kitchen to cook in. I cook when I’m happy. Cook when I’m sad. I cook when I’m bored and when I’m late on a deadline. I cook when I’m in love or only wish I were. My thoughts and feelings about food are the closest thing I have to religion, to politics, to art appreciation. Food, in essence, is what I believe in. What else am I supposed to write about?

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    What dog on a chair?? Flashing back to this lovely day in our West Village neighborhood. Do you think he looks like me? Liz Hong, chef at @pizzeriamozza asks: When is @patlafrieda coming to California so I can get my signed copy...? @liz_toast #meatthebook The perfect bite: Thomas' English muffin with Beurre de Baratte, honey, and Maldon. #foodporn #toast #englishmuffin Heirloom tomato Greek salad with torn croutons and feta.  #whatsforlunch #salad #saladporn #tomatoes #greeksalad #eatme #lunch #heirloomtomatoes #foodporn Morning light. First picture I ever saw of you-know-who: 4 weeks, 2 pounds of sweet furry love. @everybodylovesrufus #labradoodle #minidoodle #puppies Glazed onions with sherry vinegar. #onions #foodporn Torpedo onions getting ready to be roasted with sherry vinegar and fresh bay leaves. #keepitsimple #onions #castironcooking #colorisflavor #bayleaves
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