Midwest Book Review on “Stoves & Suitcases”

My newest book garnered the following review from Midwest Book Review:* Stoves & Suitcases: Searching for Home in the World’s Kitchens should be in the holdings of any collection strong in culinary biography and history. What began as a search for home and roots evolved into a culinary exploration, as Cynthia D. Bertelsen documents in chapters that … More Midwest Book Review on “Stoves & Suitcases”

Taking the Train (of Thought) to Honduras: COVID-19 Isolation, Day 70

It’s raining. And it’s Day 70 of lockdown, with no end in sight. I see people bursting out of their homes, congregating here and there. The local Publix grocery store ceased social distancing measures, while still demanding that customers wear masks. All I can do right now is retreat into re-readings of Stephen King and … More Taking the Train (of Thought) to Honduras: COVID-19 Isolation, Day 70

Hunger and Hope

Today, even as I immerse myself in the wonders of African cooking, I need to mention malnutrition and hunger. In the same breath, as it were. Today’s a day when many bloggers around the world will post comments and material on the ever-present problem of hunger in our communities, countries, and the world as a … More Hunger and Hope