I grew up in Kansas, 1700 miles from the Pacific Ocean and 1300 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. It should come as no surprise that seafood was not part of my family’s diet. In part, our experiences with seafood in restaurants of the Midwest left a bad taste in our mouths. We thought we didn’t [...]
In 2007, the summer before I started my first year teaching in an urban, Kansas City high school, I was fortunate to be nominated for and accepted into the Greater Kansas City Writing Project’s (GKCWP) Summer Institute. I didn’t exactly know what it was. But I was in that “say yes” mode [...]
Near the MacArthur BART station on the corner of 40th Street and Shafter, there is a new restaurant. Through the glass facade, I see full tables, the purposeful movement of restaurant staff, and-–wait-–did someone just throw a paper airplane?
Over the holidays, I attempted to catch up with our New Yorker subscription. It was mid-December, and I still hadn’t read the pre-Thanksgiving food issue! There are two articles in the November 22, 2010 issue that brought me to today’s moment of triumph.
Gravy Love is one of two blogs written by the poet and freelance writer, Heather Hummel. In Gravy Love, she reflects on her experiences as a west-coaster attempting to navigate life in the south.
Since her move to Nashville in late summer, she has written about such southern curiosities as the moon pie, hedgeapples, and green [...]
I’m just back from a trip to Western Massachusetts. Paul’s mother lives there and a good friend of his was married at Camp Chimney Corners outside Becket.
It was refreshing to have that dose of autumn. Though a little past primetime for “peeping,” the towns in the valleys were still flaming [...]
I came across this blog post today (Rockridge: Food by Olivia, Juven, Vanessa, and Jackie) while working on some freelance work for the NWP, and I encourage everyone to read it. It was created by a group of East [...]
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