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The Lonely Hours Before Supper

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 bowl of fruit on the cover, its title, “The Calorie Counter.” We are in the checkout line at Food City, north of the QEW in …

Why beets? What’s so comforting about them?

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 eat them. A meat and potatoes man, my father would condescend to a salad on occasion or root vegetables with his roast or sauerkraut with …

Why another food blog?

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 her into one of the greatest food writers ever. This is why food blogs are so ubiquitous. On an unconscious level those of us who …