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In the Kitchen with the Chavoor Family

Kathleen (pictured right) is someone I've called a friend for a few years now. Most of our shared time has revolved around food - maybe an occasional conversation about relationships, or art, but mostly food. I've held great respect for the ways that she explores her own history and heritage, and how she shares those with her [...]

By | September 23rd, 2015|In the Kitchen with|Comments Off on In the Kitchen with the Chavoor Family

Woven – Aerial Explorations of Agriculture

I've long been obsessed with the tactile nature of agriculture. The orchards and fields that bear our fruits and vegetables become a blur when we're driving through them on what may seem like an endless or mundane commute, but I've learned through harvest projects that these can be visually rich scenes, so I started exploring [...]

By | August 31st, 2015|Projects|Comments Off on Woven – Aerial Explorations of Agriculture

EXPO Milano: “American Regional Cuisine”

American Regional Cuisine The 2015 World's Fair—EXPO Milano—was the first in the event's 160+ year history in which the entire focus was on food; specifically, how we'll grow, source and prepare enough to eat as the planet's population approaches 9 billion people. As part of it's three-story pavilion, the United States offered a [...]

By | August 2nd, 2015|Back of the House|Comments Off on EXPO Milano: “American Regional Cuisine”

Sunny takes the Blue Ridge

By map, Boone, North Carolina is just 85 miles northeast of Asheville. Hop on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and you'll add another 15 miles—and double the driving time. Add a couple more hours if you stop at every lookout to admire the view to take a photo of your dog. For a few weeks each [...]

By | August 2nd, 2015|Long Form|Comments Off on Sunny takes the Blue Ridge

Tailgating: LSU vs. Alabama

Here's the scene: It's LSU's last homegame of a disappointing the season, and they're hosting Alabama. It's a fierce rivalry, but the thing about tailgating is that everyone's welcome. Later in the day, a Tiger fan will explain it best when he points to a fan in a 'Bama shirt and assures me, "I can [...]

By | August 2nd, 2015|Long Form|Comments Off on Tailgating: LSU vs. Alabama