I write what I like to read.

I write fun books about love, aging, cooking, entertaining, travel and friendship.  The Cooking Class in San Sebastián and The Cooking Class in Kuala Lumpur are exactly about all that. 

I am obsessed with cooking, my house and my family. I love my dog.

I am obsessed with cooking, my house and my family. I love my dog.

I have cooked, catered, sold cookbooks, edited cookbooks,  been a web site content manager,  a marketing product manager, and was the senior editor of a commercial web site dedicated to home cooking.

Before blogging was popular, I was reviewing cookbooks and writing about entertaining and wine tasting for a wine organization and on my personal web site with the tagline Cooking and Reading Every Day.

Read about my recent parties here.

 

Here's what I've been reading.

Rogues' Gallery: A History of Art and its Dealers
The Perfect Meal: In Search of the Lost Tastes of France
The Summer Before the War
Moonglow
Five Nights in Paris: After Dark in the City of Light
A Legacy of Spies
Playing Dead: A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud
Sketchbook: A Memoir of the 30s & the Northwest School
The Paintings of Paul Havas
The Late Show
Yashim Cooks Istanbul: Culinary Adventures in the Ottoman Kitchen
The Bellini Card
The Janissary Tree
Children of War
The Price of Salt
Death Overdue
Killer Librarian
Fatal Pursuit
Murder in Saint-Germain
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos