Two Months! Franklin Walk with Me

So, once again, I find myself with a long lull between posts.  Writing a blog is harder than it seems, but once the post is finished, it’s a rewarding task and gives me a sense of accomplishment and hope for further productivity.  I found myself about 1.5 weeks ago writing about how to realistically set…

The Food Desert: When Mini-Mart Chimichangas Are a Cause for Celebration

“It’s chimichanga night!” – a seemingly innocuous statement in a long-ago interview of individuals attempting to survive on the then-minimum wage.  While I don’t recall what this particular guy did for a living that earned him no more than the lowest wage he could be paid, I remember the interviewer conveying the upbeat tone of…

ACS Festival of Cheese…2014???

In a perfect world, all of my food experience posts would be no more than a few weeks old. However, that would mean I wouldn’t be writing about the American Cheese Society’s Festival of Cheese until late July or August at the earliest and that I would’ve made a trip to Denver just so I…

88 Lines about 44 Cookbooks

One of my creative writing assignments was to write a poem with 88 lines about 44 things, something akin to the song, “88 Lines about 44 Women.”  Knowing I have a few hundred cookbooks and food-related books, I wrote about those.  It took forever (one of my first hints that being artistic is hard work). …

Peter Hertzmann and the Sacramento Food Film Festival

So, one of the several positive experiences I had as a result of actual blogging for my creative writing class last year was determining a structure for my share of blog posts (I was part of a group of eight students, and each of us had a specific day on which we blogged).  With all…

Kakain na!

I’ve wanted to write a food blog for years.  In fact, I can pretty much pinpoint when the thought came to me that I could do this – it was 2008, and I was volunteering at a food bank with individuals from a local dining group.  When I arrived, I learned that the group I…