My mother and I would cook together at home sometimes when I was a teenager, and once it became clear that I wouldn’t burn the house down she asked me … Continue reading Remembering Mom with Paprikas
Comfort Me With Beets is hitting the road wherever social distancing is possible and pandemic restrictions permit. This means my new food obsession is figuring out how to cook great … Continue reading Pernell
This essay of mine was previously published in Meat For Tea: The Valley Review in March, 2019. My mother reaches for a small square book with a picture of a … Continue reading The Lonely Hours Before Supper
My husband is a southerner raised on collard greens and pot liquor. I am not. Each time I’ve tried a side of collards at a local BBQ joint near our … Continue reading Braised Collards with Chickpeas and BBQ Sauce
Beets weren’t a loved vegetable in our house when I was growing up. They came from a can, their juices staining my mother’s hands. Mom was the only one who’d … Continue reading Why beets? What’s so comforting about them?
To write about food and hunger is to write about power and love. MFK Fisher asserted as much in the introduction to her book, The Gastronomical Me. This understanding made … Continue reading Why another food blog?