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Here Lately.

By Jenée Libby on June 1, 2017

Well, heck. As my Muddy used to say after sighing heavily. I’ve been trying to create a beautifully polished and brilliant piece of food writing here for you guys every other week, but like the sunshine…

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Now and Laters. And Cinnamon Toothpicks.

By Jenée Libby on May 5, 2017

I visited Scotty recently, my friend with cancer. I do this about once a month, take him groceries, his latest GoFund Me installment. This time I brought a potted Gerber daisy for his balcony. His…

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Up in the Old Hotel.

By Jenée Libby on February 23, 2017

In my career as a food writer, I sometimes do restaurant reviews. When I began 11 years ago, I did this exclusively. Over the years I’ve developed a love/hate relationship with the activity, especially since…

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Seven Layer Dip.

By Jenée Libby on February 10, 2017

There’s a horrible habit I’ve only become aware of since podcasting. When someone shares a traumatic story, something so painful I can’t wrap my head around it, I offer sympathy by commiserating with my own…

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Thank You Parallel 38.

By Jenée Libby on January 26, 2017

I had a dream a few nights ago. The Hubby and I were grabbing a date night, as we do when we remember to take a breath, at our bar spot in Parallel 38. Our…

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Feed the Body.

By Jenée Libby on December 2, 2016

I had big plans this week. I was going to get ahead in my work after months of putting out proverbial fires. Begin a new blog based on a Christmas gift I gave long ago….

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Thank You, Leonard Cohen.

By Jenée Libby on November 11, 2016

I wrote the following in 2010. It all still applies. Rest in peace to a gentleman and a scholar. Ahimsa. Namaste. “I’m just another snowman, standing in the rain and sleet. Who loved you with…

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Fed.

By Jenée Libby on October 10, 2016

That’s how I feel after a weekend at the 3rd annual Appalachian Food Summit. Well fed. In mind, body, and soul. I almost called this piece “Community Revival” because it was that too. A congregation…

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Brownies.

By Jenée Libby on August 29, 2016

In the book, Stir, Jessica Fechtor writes: “You can cook for one. A fried egg and toast, a potato with cottage cheese, a single artichoke, steamed. Baking, on the other hand? I don’t care how…

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Be Like Charles.

By Jenée Libby on July 14, 2016

When I was 19, I dated a photographer at the School of Visual Arts in New York. By dated, I mean I took the train up to visit him in Brooklyn to hang out and…

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Soul Cycle.

By Jenée Libby on July 5, 2016

Life is so cyclical. A week ago I was too busy to pee but right now I’m sitting quietly in the attached courtyard of my hotel room sixteen stories up with a gorgeous view of…