Food Writing

I sat at the table, making sure I was looking both attentive and polite. The aroma of grilled chicken, heady with citrus and charcoal, wafted to my no...

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The secret is in the sauce

I don’t measure how many people come through the door. I just make sure I have enough rice. ” said Icenie Herrera. Three large, muscle -ac...

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Orange walls and oil cloth

I was a seasonal volunteer guide at the Westmintser Hall Church in Baltimore, Maryland. The churchyard, home to the grave of Edgar Allen Poe, is host ...

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Guide my tour

The morning of my departure to Belize was punctuated with a hold up at the ticket counter. “Your going to Belize to eat?”  Don’t th...

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Arrival and departure