Why We Do This

Chicago, Illinois

You and I are food people; we don't eat to live, but rather, live to eat. I can't remember not being at least a little obsessed with food, especially the food I eat. My mother is a fantastic cook, and when I was young let me help her while she whipped up Spanish, Indian, even Japanese feasts for the dinner parties that were regular occasions in our home. Now, I spend my days writing about food, talking...