New Writing at Adam Smith Works! Food and the Enlightenment

It started the way many of these things do, as I've found out, with a call from Amy Willis. Amy had invited me to attend a virtual book group in January reading Jane Austen's Persuasion and Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiment together. It was a bit of an eye opener for me. Smith, 75 years... Continue Reading →

Join me at Wine and Whiskey Globe!

A few months ago an old editorial colleague (and friend) called me up asking if I'd write for his new magazine on wine and spirits. Reader, I decided to do it.

Books to Look for This Fall — (or what I read on my summer non-vacation)

Some books I read over the summer and think you'll enjoy -- from the latest on Working From Home to the classic Middlemarch.

Five Essential Books for Writers

Want to ensure your writer's library is complete with the essentials? These five books will help you fine-tune your copy.

July Farm Share Recipes!

The June post was pretty packed so I'll start July a little early!  We're already seeing zukes and cukes and more snap peas! If you're looking for good veg recipes Smitten Kitchen and Half Baked Harvest are two of my go-tos. Week 1: Burrata and Charred Snap Peas:  Wow oh Wow!  This recipe from Smitten... Continue Reading →

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