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Come join me for a four-week webinar seminar An American Culinary Journey: From Succotash to Urban Chickens in partnership with Principia College. The course will meet online for one hour every Monday night, beginning April 1. No homework required! Just learn, share, and have fun.



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I’ve got some thrilling news! My cover story for The Christian Science Monitor has been selected as a James Beard award nominee under “Food Coverage in a General-Interest Publication,” a new category this year.

“The Big Stir” was the title on the cover of the July 11, 2011 magazine, but you can find it online under “America’s new culinary renaissance.”

Here is the complete list of nominees in this category:

Food Coverage in a General-Interest Publication 

Lesley Bargar Suter
Los Angeles Magazine

Kendra Nordin
The Christian Science Monitor
The Big Stir

Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld
New York Magazine
Taxonomy: A Falafel in Every Pita,” “Butternut’s Just the  Beginning,” “The Greatest Thing Since …

This was unexpected but gratifying when I remember the challenge of writing a 3,000 word story in less than month while keeping up with my full-time (non-food related) editing duties. But the story was irresistible: There is a dynamic and creative culinary renaissance sweeping America. Why is it happening now?


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Update: This cover story just got nominated for a James Beard Award!!

Do you know what amuse bouche means? Do you know how to emulsify? Do you cheer on chefs while watching the Food Network as you eat handfuls of popcorn seasoned with nutritional yeast? Do you chase food trucks on Twitter?

You know who you are, you foodie you.

Check out my cover story for The Christian Science Monitor on our nation of foodies (and yes, it’s OK to hate that word): “America’s new culinary renaissance

There’s also a fun photo gallery.

Happy summer!

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