The French Food Chronicles, Part III: Synthesis

Note: this article first appeared on Construction Lit Mag. Though I was in Paris, at the Marché Raspail, and the presence of French speakers shouldn’t have surprised me at all, when I heard the French language around me at that particular moment, I knew that something special, something new was happening. It was lunch hour on a … Continue reading

The Education of a Situated Eater

Note: this article was first posted on Construction Lit Mag. The French Food Chronicles, part 2: the Education of a Situated Eater The cows turned the corner, looked up and hesitated, unsure about the strange crowd standing near the entrance to the barn. We were lined up with cameras and notepads like paparazzi . But there was little … Continue reading

In the Jura Mountains

There is an ineffable quality to this landscape in the French countryside. You can try to articulate what you see. You can try through metaphor, as countless poets have, to deliver truth to a reader by making the unfamiliar into the familiar, comparing the rolling hills to ocean waves, applying rationality to an experience way … Continue reading