82-86/1000 Foods to Eat Before...

Sep 8, 2016 by

Los Angeles Edition! I went to LA with Miles for a week in August for work and fun. We had many delicious meals, including one at The Bazaar by José Andrés.

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Things Jim Houghton Said That ...

Aug 3, 2016 by

What I know of him is this: he very often said wise things, and I had the great good fortune to be in the room sometimes when he said them, and the lucky foresight to write them down. I present to you now the Jim Houghton quotes I have written down, that I have often referred to and will continue to refer to in times of uncertainty. I present them exactly as I transcribed them, without editorialization or comment.

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49-57/1000 Foods to Eat Before...

Jul 10, 2016 by

July means birthdays (mine and Miles’s). Birthdays mean good eatin’, from several different chapters of the book.

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Nothing can stop me.

Feb 13, 2016 by

It’s been a long time since I have written a blog post. I’m not going to apologize, because that would be weird and pointless. It’s my blog. I’m busy. You know all that. But I am writing today, because this is the virtual space where I feel comfortable being vulnerable. I guess it’s because my name is in the URL. Who knows? I have something I want to express today, and this feels like the correct place for it to live.

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25/1000 Foods to Eat Before Yo...

Apr 23, 2015 by

I’ve had both savory and sweet bread puddings, and though some people are put off by the chewy (and in cases where it’s done wrong, soggy) texture of the dish, I am not going to let a little thing like that stand between me, sugar, bourbon, and eggs.

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17-24/1000 Foods to Eat Before...

Apr 8, 2015 by

I went to Louisiana for a weekend to visit my family (and spend time with my awesome husband), and I ate ALL THE SOUTHERN FOODS! A lot of eating went on, and I have so much to show you!

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15-16/1000 Foods to Eat Before...

Apr 8, 2015 by

Boiled Crawfish: it’s worth a trip for Louisiana just for this ritual, in my humble opinion. And if 67 of your closest relations are also there, well then, that’s what we call lagniappe — extra goodness on top.

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11-14/1000 Foods to Eat Before...

Mar 25, 2015 by

Today for lunch, I bring you: 1,000 Foods To Eat Before You Die, Cheeses of the UK Edition!

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8-10/1000 Foods to Eat Before ...

Mar 25, 2015 by

Tonight, I went with my Book Club to a very cool Korean restaurant. I took a peak at the Japanese/Korean section of the book ahead of time, and made myself a little dinner plan.

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6-7/1000 Foods to Eat Before Y...

Mar 24, 2015 by

Today I discovered île Flottante and The Gentleman’s Relish. Thankfully, not at the same time.

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1000 Foods to Eat Before You D...

Mar 22, 2015 by

People who know me even a little know how strongly I feel about food and lists. So it should surprise exactly none of you to find out I’ve been coveting Mimi Sheraton’s 1,000 Foods To Eat Before You Die: A Food Lover’s Life List since it was published in 2014. I am going to make a bold claim: I think I can get this done in less than a lifetime.

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New York City: Day 96

Nov 19, 2014 by

On Day 96, you have your brightest day since moving to New York. You present the first public reading of your new play, your first...

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Juilliard. I got into Juilliar...

Jun 5, 2014 by

I am beyond proud to announce that I, Chelsea Marcantel, have just been granted a Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwright Fellowship at The Juilliard School, under the direction of Christopher Durang and Marsha Norman. I’m soon to be a fellow at my dream school. Studying with two of my heroes. Living in New York City. And that is enough to be in awe of for one day.

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Ep. 4 :: Sheena LaShay is Maki...

Feb 13, 2014 by

In this episode, I chat with Sheena LaShay–photographer, videographer, dancer, stage manager, businesswoman, etc, extraordinaire. We talk about knowing and standing up for the value of your art, the artist as advocate and activist, the beauty of abundance, and much much more. And we get a little gooey at the end.

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Ep.1 :: Danielle O’Farre...

Jan 18, 2014 by

In this first episode of “Making Conversation,” I speak with my good friend, actress Danielle O’Farrell. We discuss making storefront theatre in Chicago in our 20s, the pros and cons of joining a union, the importance of beauty and aesthetics in personal presentation, why she moved to New York from California, and much, much more.

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