RX I reach around my back To feel I have grown a scale Or three that require plucking And gentle cleaning at the surface Around swollen edges At the center of extraction Where the blood wells To coax and nourish Your thirsty tongue
I grew up in kitchens. My interest in all things culinary began from a stool, gazing over our kitchen counter at home in Miami, where my mother ran a local catering business. The small but capable space was outfitted with commercial-grade equipment, like a salamander grill and a freakishly large refrigerator with four doors made of glass so you could [...]
This began as a series of audio recordings with local chefs and restaurant owners sharing the stories of their businesses. It has morphed into a more personal account of adventures in food and culture -- home and abroad.
Age 37 Hometown Coral Gables, Florida Residence Coconut Grove, Florida Occupation Brand Director for The Genuine Hospitality Group. Visit thegenuinekitchen.com for current restaurant roster and more of my writing. Inqueries Photography and writing, email firstname.lastname@example.org
LUCILLE TALIANOFF (1915-2017) MIAMI BEACH — As gracefully and fearlessly as she lived each day of her 102 years of life, Lucille "Nanny" Talianoff passed when she was ready, Saturday morning, May 27, just before 6:00 a.m. Caregiver and companion Keisha Manticquee was by her side, with the comfort of this special bond and surrounded [...]
Winter woman knowing these streets where lamps cast limbs to the ocean breeze To catch the winter man gliding home in the shadows of another world.
Here we GO. This winter takes an northeastern tint with Valle d'Aosta's Italian Francophile comfort zone a faint glint in the rearview. I'm following a friend's crumbs into the intensity of the Tirolesi landscape and its Austro-Hungarian-steeped Dolomiti for the first time. This is a land of many names. South Tyrol. Alto Adige. The sweet spot is [...]
Last week I had the pleasure of cooking dinner for five inspired by my trip to Israel. It was a bit of a celebration as all guests had cause - big moves and big trips. Israeli cuisine was the only call! Where to begin with the menu was the question. Any rhyme or reason would have been [...]
We are told to rip our clothing, shred it to show the pain of mourning. But today I tie the yarn she wove around my ankles and remember, lost in an expanse of crystal blue. Like these fibers flecked with winter sunlight, her strength is brighter still as the grey draws near in the distance [...]
The sad irony of history is that it repeats, even when the lessons are there in plain sight for us to see. And all humans are human which means that it comes down to science. Tiny chinks in the armor at the DNA level. They show themselves in the most grotesque manifestations, most not skin deep. [...]