I published this last year in the Huffington Post on September 24, 2012, and it got such a strong response, I'm reposting it. Also I'm under the gun for two major book projects and two freelance assignments all due at once for some reason, not to mention sundry book promo interviews; I guess summer is over and fall is officially here. Sigh.—M.R.
Poring over Modernist Cuisine to review for The New York Times, a daunting task!
Photos by Donna Turner Ruhlman.
The Importance of Food?
I've been thinking about this a lot lately, and not least of all because I've always strived to distance myself from the pigeonhole called "food writer." Food is important, obviously. If we don't have it, we die. Writing about something so important should need no justification. And yet ...
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