I know. I know. You must be thinking when will this chick finish her book proposal? Where are the recipes? What is she thinking? Has she forgotten us, in our kitchens, longing for something to make for dinner tonight?
Oh well, I'm sure other people have that covered for you...
But I'm happy to report the proposal is nearly finished. I have a bit more to do on the sample chapters and then, an overall tweaking with David as my editor, but I do see the proverbial light and thank you for hanging in with me.
I have a great recipe for a Thai-inspired seafood curry that I whipped up this weekend, but I won't get it to you for a few days, I'm afraid. Until then, I want you to take a look at these articles, just for something to chaw on.
The first is a New York Times magazine piece by Peggy Orenstein called The Fat Trap, which does a smart job of talking about the importance of moderation in our body mass index-obsessed culture. Moderation, not fanaticism as a food culture and ethic, wow, brilliant.
Then, go here to read Foodie Angst: Are My Children Food neurotics? about foodies making their kids nuts over food. You'll be puzzled and shake your head a lot, I promise. You'll also be quite happy that's not you.
And then, when you are done reading, you can check out the photos of Lucy and Edie playing in flour this weekend. They've been chomping at the bit to get at my flour pot, always sticking their hands in when I'm not looking, and this time, I didn't want to stop them. I just wanted them to have fun, remember that food is fun, real, accessible, tangible, imperfect, messy, simple, that it can be many things to many people, that it can be many things to them.
PS: If you are one of the two people out there who hasn't seen Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, do it. Then, go to his site and sign the petition to get better food for our kids in schools.