These days I expend most of my creative energy on this blog. Whether it's dreaming up recipes, writing about them, or learning to photograph food, Mother Would Know takes up most of the space on the right side of my brain's hard drive. Still, I do enjoy occasionally spreading my creative wings (so to speak) a bit.
This summer, I took time away from the blog to research and write a story for the Washington Post about Nick Vaccaro and how he operates the 100+ year old family cannoli-making business started by his great-grandfather. It was a delightful assignment and I learned a tremendous amount about cannoli, the Vaccaro family, and the values that guide the business. Someday I hope to make cannoli at home. But if I never do, I can still say that I've tasted freshly made ricotta cream (out of this world!) and helped to chocolate dip pastry shells.
More recently, I became a contributor to the Jewish Food Experience, a project that "brings people together through the universal language of Jewish food."Read More