Permit Me a Moment of Outrage

Kimora “Kimmie” Lynum, age 9, passed away two weeks ago from the novel coronavirus. She was the youngest person to die in Florida, where negligent public officials and lax public attitudes toward the virus have catapulted the Sunshine State into first place ahead of...

The Time is Out of Joint – A Father’s Day Message

Now my dears, said old Mrs. Rabbit one morning, you may go into the fields or down the lane, but don’t go into Mr. McGregor’s garden: your Father had an accident there; he was put in a pie by Mrs. McGregor.                                        The Tale...

Book, Food, Pandemic

These are the times that try foodies’ souls! Lines at food banks are stretching around the block at the same time that farmers are plowing under their crops. Seed companies are running low on product as wannabee home gardeners envision rows of sweet corn where...

Love in the Time of Corona

We are now swamped by a microscopic virus whose backlit photos suggest an organism of luminous beauty rather than one of mass destruction. In a manner not unlike the “cocooning” that we employed during the aftershock of 9/11, we are told to self-quarantine, social...

Where I’ll Be Winter and Spring 2020

Before I share my upcoming appearances, let me note that Food Town USA has been receiving a respectable about of media attention – almost 70 “hits” since its release in October. These include radio interviews, podcasts, reviews, excerpts, and social media posts. I’m...