Real Food For Thought

Elizabeth MarroAuthors, Books, Eat, Drink, Love5 Comments

Max Watman’s new book brought me back to fifth grade when my friend Debbie gave me half her chicken sandwich and I found a vein in it. “What’s this?” I asked her when I saw the tiny purple tube protruding from the chicken meat nestled between two pieces of her mother’s homemade bread. She shook her head even though she … Read More

How to Love a Loquat

Elizabeth MarroEat, Drink, Love, Family14 Comments

It’s spring here in San Diego. The sky is blue, the temperatures are nudging eighty degrees, and I am working hard to come up with all the ways we can eat our loquats before they shrivel into black hairy clumps. I realize that there may be those reading these words who are dealing with highs of forty degrees, mud, losing … Read More

Voice: Lost and Found

Elizabeth MarroEat, Drink, Love, Reading & Writing11 Comments

Hello again. It’s me. I’ve gone missing since early February, at least from this page. Those who’ve been blogging much longer than I have already know what I’ve discovered: use that voice or lose it. For a host of very good but also not very good reasons, I’ve not written here for the past five weeks or so. I’ve missed … Read More

Seduction by Artichoke

Elizabeth MarroEat, Drink, Love, Family, Food, Love, Travel & Travelers8 Comments

There are the hearts you draw on Valentine cards, the chocolate ones, and the very useful muscle that is sending oxygen to your cells as you read this. Then there is the tender, sweet meat protected by the thorny leaves of the artichoke. The heart of the choke, or the “toots” as my husband’s family calls it, is the promise … Read More