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I love learning about new things and new places, and I am very lucky to be able to write about them. Among the things I love to learn about are nature and food. I write articles about both in the media as well as for my own blog, “A Moveable Feast.” Please check them out!
My most recent adventure has been learning about the full moon, something that has fascinated me for years. The result: Once in a Full Moon, a picture book that tells in rhyme the stories behind the different names for our monthly visitor in the night sky.
I had such a good time writing Once in a Full Moon and got such a warm response from readers that I looked up to the sky once more for inspiration. The result is Pirate Ships and Shooting Stars. Told in rhyme like its predecessor, my new book encourages young children — and their readers! — to use their imaginations when looking up to the sky. From rainbows to constellations to pictures in the clouds, there is so much to see if only they would look up.
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As much as I love to putter in the kitchen, preparing everything from appetizers to desserts — and then eating them — I also have a particular obsession with learning about food history. My ongoing quest is finding out how foods traveled from their places of origin to dinner plates around the globe. In fact, I am working on a book that does just that. This book will include recipes from all over the world, along with poetry, crafts, folklore, and even crime stories. Yes indeed, mushrooms were once involved with a smuggling caper! Peanut brittle once foiled a robbery!
Finally, one of my favorite activities is foraging for wild foods. In fact, I’m working on a children’s book about that right now. If you happen to be nearby, please join me in picking wild grape leaves for dolmades, or sumac, chicory, or … And sometimes I even run little workshops in which we stuff those grape leaves, or make goat cheese, or …
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Photo by Christine Peterson