As part of a daily “comfort song” series, inspired by Yo-Yo Ma, I composed a poem called “The Morels
Hallacas are a traditional Venezuelan food, served as a Christmas meal, which I was introduced to by my wife and her family.
Sometimes we simply must step away from what we’re doing to see what can happen when we don’t mess with it.
This dish shows up in the second book of the Voices of the Dead series, Our Lady of the Various Sorrows.
In my novel, The Illusion of Leaving, I write about the church women serving dinner…
Chimichurri, the condiment you didn’t know you need
Enjoy this fabulous (gluten-free) very rich chocolate almond cake, associated with the island of Capri.
Caribbean fruitcake, called “black cake” is incredible, nothing like the fruitcakes everybody tries to get rid of. But like all good things, they take time. In fact, you need to start in September to have these delicacies for Christmas. Here’s my black cake back story and recipe.
For me, writing is about pulling the things around you closer, inspecting them, playing with them, reimagining them.