Can Food be Art?

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There have been many questions surrounding the debate as to whether cooking should be considered a craft or an art. Let’s first take a look at the definition of each word in order to decipher this for ourselves. The Merriam-Webster’s definition of the word craft is “an activity that involves making something in a skillful way by using your hands.” Well, this definition is a bit vague and can applied to many things. Continue reading

So You’re Writing a Memoir?

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A publisher asked me recently what genre of literature I wanted to publish within. When I replied nonfiction, he seemed genuinely curious to know whose life I found so exciting.

“Mine,” I said, “I’m writing about me!”

To which he openly groaned. Continue reading