Cooking can be messy. So can life. I write about both. My four books are best described as memoir, history, food–all wrapped around some pretty good recipes.
You won’t find perfection here. Instead, sit with me at the kitchen table and we’ll muddle through all the ordinary joys and travesties of being alive. Writing. Partners, old marriages, children, former lovers, family, friends. Sex. Becoming a sassy old lady. Cooking disasters, party flops–ways to save both. Culinary history, modern manners, glorious art. Our perilous times. Smoked brisket, blueberry barbecue sauce, a Saturday night omelet, birthday burritos–and the best damn lemon meringue pie you’ll ever eat, plus the secret to a perfect butter/lard crust. And that’s just a taste.
For your further reading pleasure, friends and I have developed two supplements: The Brooklyn Almanac covers a wide range of subjects somehow tied to the borough’s history, culture, social mores and current events, as well as a few subjects we tend to personally obsess about. On Health and Wellness, explores topics related to our mental, physical and spiritual health, especially through these most extraordinary times, with science-based holistic and traditional naturopath methods.
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