My name is Laurie and I am a writer and teacher. I live in Los Angeles with my husband and my son who is learning how to cook by way of Alice Waters’ Fanny at Chez Panisse. This is ostensibly what this blog is all about, but really it is about family and travel and loss and everything that occurs to me as I am writing about my son learning how to cook.
I grew up in Brooklyn, NY and I have lived in Rio de Janeiro, Chicago, London (3 separate times), San Francisco/Berkeley and now LA. I play several percussion instruments, mainly the Senegalese sabar and the talking drum.
My favorite pastime is cooking for people I love and then sitting around for hours eating, drinking and talking. Spontaneous bursts of live music are a big plus.
Here are a couple of articles I have written that have nothing to do with food: