What would be your ideal meal to eat on a wide, deteriorating balcony overlooking misshapen live oak branches, in the middle of a hot New Orleans summertime? Two A.M. raw oysters and peccerino cheese and single malt scotch over ice and dark chocolate and figs and jalepeno stuffed olives and bacon.
Month: August 2012
Optional bonus question: What are your favorite and least favorite sounds? Favorite sound: water (rain, or river, or ocean). Least favorite sound: any kind of suffering. Did you ever have a job where you got to hear your favorite sound(s)? Yep. More than once. But I don’t want a job hearing it. I want a […]
Here’s the thing. The kitchen is small, the heat is on, and it was easier to sear meat than engage in 4-step meal prep recipes. Like this Hibiscus-Flower Enchilada recipe from Bon Appetit, which me and three other people made at my friend’s L’s house. And, as I’ve taken to the occasional 3AM pecorino-and-scotch moment […]
Is there a time in your life you could have used a Nola studiola? (alone, in New Orleans, semi off-the-grid, unemployed) When? What’s one thing you’d be sure to do if you were ensconced alone in a tiny apt in New Orleans this summer, with just yourself to entertain? Yes. When my parents both died […]
What fruit and what vegetable each deserve a week-long celebration? Please explain. Tomatoes. Because they are my favorite food. Home grown ones, preferable grown by the Mingo, because he grows the most fantastically mouthgasm tomatoes in the universe. I also think there could be tomato inspired songs and images and poems and stories, tomato super […]
Do you have a physical space and routine that helps you create? Yes. I have a writing room that I made up. First I made a diorama of it. really. In a shoe box. Before I was able to “have” such a room. I’d look at it and pretend I was there. Later, I made […]
Prompted by an exercise I spotted on Ms Yuknavitch’s FB wall once last year (#1), I will share it and a few others that have brought me to new places lately: Homeworkhomeworkhomeworkhomework if you don’t do it you will get into trouble and there are so many points to deduct. 1. Write 100 true things […]