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muse; cookie connoisseur; author, SKIRT STEAK: Women Chefs on Standing the Heat & Staying in the Kitchen (Chronicle, Fall 2012)


‘Relish: My Life in the Kitchen’


by Lucy Knisley

This week marks the release of Lucy Knisley’s illustrated memoir, Relish: My Life in the Kitchen. In celebration of


Brilliance Fades, But the Recipes Remain

‘All Gone: A Memoir of My Mother’s Dementia. With Refreshments’


How many of us, when, as children, we first…

Widow’s Peak or Valley?

Mad about (and, maybe, at) Ms. Jones (and Ms. Fielding)


On Dating, Pre-, Mid-, and Post-Darwinism


Tennessee Pedal-Pusher

A recovering food writer and a photographer head south in search of women chefs with stories to tell, traditions to share, and meals to cook


Day 6 & 7: Atlanta, G.A., Chattanooga & Memphis, T.N.

Heading out on a short run, just looking for someone: an eighty-seven year-old woman in Chattanooga…

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Repasts and Reflections —Thinking About, Eating, and Cooking Food

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From Breasts to Balls

A recovering food writer and a photographer head south in search of women chefs with stories to tell, traditions to share, and meals to cook


Day 5: Atlanta

The early bird catches the fry.

Today, we have back-to-back interviews set up and the first is with a woman whose fried chicken…


The Wind Chimes Paw-Paw

A recovering food writer and a photographer head south in search of women chefs with stories to tell, traditions to share, and meals to cook


Day 4: Asheville, N.C., Belton, S.C., and Atlanta, G.A.

The Asheville sky is a hazy shade of hangover this morning. Melanie has been given an insider two…


A Spy in the House of Honey Ice Cream

A recovering food writer and a photographer head south in search of women chefs with stories to tell, traditions to share, and meals to cook


Day 3: Asheville

One day, I’m going to catch up on sleep. Until then, it’s another puffy-faced morning. As usual, I’ve gone to bed with a wet…


Sugar Pie Saves the Day

A recovering food writer and a photographer head south in search of women chefs with stories to tell, traditions to share, and meals to cook


Day 2: Chapel Hill, Durham, and Asheville

Here’s how I know I drank too much wine the previous night: I wake up in Chapel Hill at 5:50 a.m. and can’t get…


Oh, My Papa

A Corny-as-Kansas-in-August Salute to Dad


There is a quote that frequently runs through my mind and always reminds me of my father. It’s from one of my…


Testing the Franny’s Cookbook

When Nance and Jim met Franny


Hello, and welcome to the “But Does It Work?” collection, in which intrepid non-professionals take