July 18: The Gratitude List

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Today, I'm grateful for many things. Here are a few of them... … [Read more...]

Caille en Sarcophage? Hallelujah! — A Tribute to “Babette’s Feast” and Other Big-Screen Cuisine

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In honor of the 25th anniversary of Babette's Feast, my favorite food-related film, I'm revisiting this post. It was originally published, in a greatly abridged edition at Christianity Today, and then a larger version was published at Filmwell. I've brought it up to date by mentioning 2012's most scrumptious documentary...-Jiro Dreams of Sushi is the only documentary in 2012 that I've bothered to watch more than once. And I admit that this has nothing to do with artistic merit.David … [Read more...]

The Interview Party, Round One

So, I've been answering a lot of interview questions lately, as bloggers read and review my new novel Raven's Ladder.I'm honored to have my work be the focus of so much scrutiny. And, as you might expect, a lot of the same questions keep coming up.So, for the sake of variety, I went to my Facebook page and asked folks to come up with some questions I hadn't heard before. In return, I would ask *them* a question.Here is Part One of the conversations that ensued:Adrienne … [Read more...]

The Flavor of Cyndere’s Midnight

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When I wrote Cyndere's Midnight, I never even considered the possibility of a recipe book spin-off. But thanks to the inventive and resourceful Adrienne Lema, it just might happen. … [Read more...]

Looking Closer at Seattle Restaurants

Someone at Arts and Faith challenged the readers there to post their favorite hometown restaurants. And since this blog is all about the best of the arts, why not include the culinary arts?Here's what I quickly posted in response. If you're visiting Seattle, take note: The Santa Fe Cafe Modeled after Santa Fe's famous "The Shed," it's the best New Mexico cuisine in Seattle. Try the Blue Mesa plate "Christmas style," with a house margarita, and bread pudding baked with whiskey hard sauce, … [Read more...]


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