Relish: My Life in the Kitchen

Lucy Knisley has lived the kind of foodie life I often fantasize about. As the daughter of an artist-turned-chef mother and fine dining-obsessed father, she’s always had a special relationship with food. Hers were the type of parents who fed their infant daughter poached salmon in cream following her baptism and saw to it thatContinue reading “Relish: My Life in the Kitchen”

The Perfect Meal: In Search of the Lost Tastes of France

I first encountered John Baxter’s writing a few years ago when I came across Immoveable Feast, about the planning and creation of a French Christmas feast. Baxter had me — a longtime vegetarian — craving all of the amazing meat-based and/or fat-enhanced courses he so elegantly described. Baxter, an Australian expat now married to a FrenchContinue reading “The Perfect Meal: In Search of the Lost Tastes of France”

Sunday Salon: An Announcement, a Request, and a List

I know the blog has been a little quiet as of late. As some of you know, I’m in my second semester of my MLIS degree. Even though last semester is the one where I had like a billion 10-20 page papers due, for some reason it feels like I’m doing so much more workContinue reading “Sunday Salon: An Announcement, a Request, and a List”

Sunday Salon: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

And no, I’m not talking about the holidays…I’m talking about the end of the fall semester! *waves to everyone* As a teacher, I dread midterms because that’s the point when I always get buried under an avalanche of papers to grade, and it doesn’t end until the semester is over. This semester was extra extra funContinue reading “Sunday Salon: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”