Alice Waters Potluck

I’ll be hosting an Alice Waters Potluck at Practice Space, a shop and studio in Inman Square, as part of their winter research question: why do we dream of California?  Check out the event page here and buy your tickets here – the dinner is limited to 16 seats and they’re going fast! Why an…

Food + Trauma: “Prison Ramen”

It is impossible to separate incarceration from the experience of trauma. The life described by the contributors to the cookbook Prison Ramen is one of a scrabble for survival through lethal battles for power, and a loss of nearly all control in one’s own life. But the meals described in this book – even a…

Roadside Clean-Up

Last May, my family joined the Cotuit Civic Association in a roadside clean-up of our hometown.  We walked up one side and back down the other of a well-traveled road, trash bags in hand, and picked up the litter that had accumulated over the course of the year.  We couldn’t help but be astonished by…