Tag Archives: writing

new feature in the washington post

If you’re a journalist working in food, odds are good that someone has asked you write a piece about the Instant Pot. Thanks to its efficiency, it’s enormously popular, but I felt compelled to find out whether it could make … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

otto’s one-legged turkey

I was lucky enough to know all four of my grandparents. Grandpa Van Buren showed up every Christmas as round and rosy-cheeked as Santa Claus, bringing with him a big suitcase full of gifts—sweaters with snowflakes, and sensible things like that—he … Continue reading

Posted in about me, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

cat-sized watermelons and other indignities

My last post overstated things. Prosciutto and butter and bread are excellent, yes. But that was then (May), and this is now (July), and the city has an ineffable stickiness that makes you root, root, root for the kids wasting … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment