The 2014 Haiku Contest Results! Here is the final outcome: As voted by our readers - One hundred choices, A month with thirty-one days… Is “Second Lunch” gauche? I remember when one hundred good restaurants Portland did not have Park Kitchen’s my choice for a dinner in the spring I will write for … [Read more...] about Vote for Your Favorite 2014 Food Haiku
Food Writing Archive
This category could be about anything having to do with food: Food Haiku, Limericks, Contests, Essays, Trips down memory line, musings about life... whatever strikes my fancy, and doesn't fit into the other categories
This is the third in a four-part series: You can read the entire journal from the beginning here. For me, the best way to figure out an Italian train schedule is to jump on the internet, pull up Italia Rail, and look on the site. Otherwise I end up confused and spend six hours going north to end up 1 hour east. Even … [Read more...] about A Bit More Italy: What? More Steps!
This is the third in a four-part series: You can read from the beginning here. I am fortunate to be staying with such wonderful people, as the Euro is worth something like $1.37 to the dollar. Compared to other trips I have made in the past, hotels, restaurants, and everything else are incredibly expensive. It … [Read more...] about Italy Part III: If it’s Tuesday, this Must be Ferrara
The 2014 food writing winner is... Caroline, who had 74 votes! "Two pound bars of Hersey’s’ special dark chocolate tucked in the back of the pantry. “Mom!” I yell out. “You shouldn’t eat this. I’ll buy you something better.” My mom, in bed after a hysterectomy, says nothing. Next visit, I find more bars of Hersey’s … [Read more...] about 2014 Food Writing Winner Announced!
You'll find part I of my trip journal here. After a much shorter thrill ride into the Parma countryside we arrived safely at their agriturismo. For those who aren't familiar with the term, the Italian government encourages farmers to open their homes to tourists as hotels along with their normal farming … [Read more...] about Italy part II: This Tastes Like Spring Reggiano
I am seeking shelter from the wind, sitting against the wall across from the cathedral in Parma, Italy. My feet ache from walking over cobblestones and my muscles are tired from trying to sleep on the train from Firenze. It has been a chilly afternoon, only about 40 degrees, but therein lies the benefit: … [Read more...] about Italy Part I: My Stupor
Looking back, I could have set up the way I posted the food writing entries better. I should have made the entries shorter, and should have combined them all in one page. Posting them again would not be appreciated by Google. What to do, what to do! Then it struck me. As some of you know, I've been busy writing an … [Read more...] about Time to Vote for the 2014 Food Writing Contest – With a Twist!
[updated: I missed the first one] Here are the final entries in the 2014 food memory contest. There are so many entries, I haven't quite figured out a good way for the public vote yet, but I'll get it together in the next couple of days. Thanks to everyone who entered! By Pamela - In the early hours of the … [Read more...] about Here are the Final 2014 Food Writing Contest Entries