When Writing, Like Painting, Is A Naked Art

A few years ago, I did a large canvas painting using sketches of models from an art class I attended. At first, I didn’t know where I should go with it. I’m an okay, but not a particularly gifted painter, … Continued

Tantalizing … Alluring … Sugar and Spice and All Those Lies Review

Sugar and Spice and All Those Lies Review: 5 / 5–San Francisco Book Review Sugar and Spice and All Those Lies weaves an intricate narrative of sex, love, and murder with the food and the restaurant industry as the backdrop. The … Continued

Adventurous Foodie’s Literary Inspiration : Dark Deep Secrets of Black Rice

I remember, as a child, eating dark, fragrant, and sweet rice cake so sticky it stuck to my teeth. I was three years old, and those rolls of black rice became my first delicious memories. Memories of standing past midnight … Continued

Cooking As High Art, Eating As Sensuous Experience And Food in Fiction

In the film Babette’s Feast, a highly-gifted chef schooled in cooking as high art escapes war-torn Paris. She finds herself living in gentle servitude to two good and pious  but dour, nearly  joyless, sisters. With no inkling who Babette is, … Continued