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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    #watermelon @chinofarms. #melons at @chinofarms. #sandiego Radicchio salad with mustard vinaigrette: simple, seasonal, delicious. #salad #radicchio #saladporn #eatseasonally #colorisflavor Sunset in San Diego. #sandiego #sunset Back to the same ol' thing but the same ol' thing ain't bad. #carrenoplaystennis #labradoodles #dogsofinstagram @everybodylovesrufus So pretty you'd almost never know I am among a rare breed of people who dislike French macaroons. #macaroons #frenchmacaroons foodporn Love the colors of these market vegetables in #Milan. Lucky for me I can get same or better at @chinofarms! #farmersmarket #summervegetables #latergram My old friend Andre standing in front of his next project on Inglewood, CA. Anyone else I'd think they were nuts, but he is a visionary. Can't wait to see it. #andresworld #inglewood #losangeles Mini-landscape inside architectural pottery. #andresworld
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