Going on Vacation

You will notice that I just posted three posts in rapid succession. That is because we are going away for a few days to Washington, DC, to go see some exhibits at the Smithsonian, and to hang out in our old stamping grounds, see good friends and eat good food. I wanted to leave you […]

Food Blogs Featured in Dublin Sunday Business Post

Not every reporter is snarky to food bloggers. I just wanted to say that, because the journalist who interviewed me for her column in the Dublin Sunday Business Post, was the nicest lady, and she wrote a very nice overview of food blogs in general, and bloggers who are becoming published authors in specific. You […]

Book Review: Modern Asian Flavors

Most of my current focus in building a library of Chinese cookbooks has been on out-of-print or difficult to find volumes. However, now and again, a new cookbook comes out that I find to be intriguing, so I pick it up and see what it is about. Modern Asian Flavors: A Taste of Shanghai, by […]

It Isn’t Just a Matter of Culinary Illiteracy….

I know that both Kate at The Accidental Hedonist and Elise at Simply Recipes have covered this interesting piece in the Washington Post about the “dumbing down” of recipe writing, but I had a few thoughts on the subject that I wanted to share. Way back in the day, when I was a journalism student, […]

The Paper Palate Doings

I haven’t posted links to the stuff I have written recently for the Paper Palate, so, here is a quick catch-up post to get everyone up to speed. Back on the 21st of last month, I riffed off of a New York Times story that showcased Hedonism and Health, where I urged readers to take […]

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