Crab Table Manners

crab

Some say you shouldn’t eat with your hands, so this crab uses the appropriate utensils. [ Read More ]

Butter On The Side

butter

This is the best way to eat your bread and butter! [ Read More ]

Girl Meets Hummus

To kick off a unit on Mesopotamia in sixth grade, my teachers treated us to a day of ancient style feasting. The buffet had reliable favorites like apples and pears and foods my young self had never seen before like couscous and figs. [ Read More ]

Vegetarian Birthday Cake

cake

My co-teachers heard that I’m trying to convert to a vegetarian diet, and it was my birthday. So, they got me this “cake.” [ Read More ]

Kay Sah Dee Yah [PODCAST]

quesadilla

Paul McCartney once wondered if the world has “had enough of silly love songs.” Steven Sellers answers no, with this catchy ditty confessing his love for this cheesy Mexican favorite: quesadillas. [ Read More ]

How to Ripen Fruit with The New York Times

New York Times Week in Review and Fruit

October 18, 2014– Dear Secret Diary, I learned not too long ago that you can use The New York Times to ripen fruit. [ Read More ]

Bacon Mushroom Ger!

hamburger

The other day, I witnessed a fast-food chain’s staff meeting. The boss was furious. Somebody forgotten to put the burger inside of the hamburger buns. [ Read More ]

Let’s All Go

kids

It was one of those days when making dinner at home turned out not to be an option. So I piled the three kids in the car and headed to the closest fast-food drive thru. [ Read More ]

Bubble’s Favorite Snack [PODCAST]

dog

Pia tells the story of taking her dog, Bubbles, to the vet for an operation. He’s not supposed to eat after the procedure (but Bubbles finds a way!). [ Read More ]

Keep The Change

restaurant

While traveling in France on business, I managed to order lunch in French at a restaurant, relying on my translation dictionary. The waiter seemed impressed, then smiled as he thumbed through a few pages of my book. [ Read More ]

Smiles For All