Who are we? We're pretty cool, frankly. To be more specific, we're writers and eaters and inquisitive people. We're on the hunt for cool food, great products, wonderful farmers, great chefs and more.
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Beyond the basics of pure, blissful enjoyment over a forkful of gorgeous food and the smells coming from the the kitchen, I am fascinated by the making of food, where it came from, and artisans who make things in a way that incorporates history, technique, and always quality. I love talking to people who are moved by food and by trying to make things the best they possibly can. In my mind, you cannot separate the meal from the path it took to get there.
I've written about food, travel, science, crafts, beauty and plenty of other things for magazines like Martha Stewart Living, Body & Soul, New Old House, Scientific American Explorations, Old House Journal, and many more. I'm currently putting more energy into my book project about desserts, though. A tasty book, I hope. Wicked Tasty Harvest keeps my daily writing up while I research....it also keeps me from focusing my entire life on desserts.
I live with my husband and our sometimes finicky 3-year-old daughter in an apartment building with a kitchen that has hardly any counter space. Luckily we made her a food passport.
You can see my professional site at www.aprilpaffrath.com.
Follow me on twitter @prillyp.
I love everything about food. The smell of a field or a kitchen, and the scent of just about anything cooking in olive oil. The heft of a sun-warmed vegetable in your hand. The vibrant and varied rainbow shades that brighten fields and markets. The sound of shoppers greeting farmers and each other, chatting about the crops and about their lives, at a farmers market. And I don’t think I’ve yet met a leafy green vegetable that hasn’t found a way to make me swoon.
In the rest of my life, I’m a writer. I don’t cover food frequently in my professional life, though I’ve written pieces for Edible Boston and a personal essay on food and relationships for an online magazine called Nextbook . Mostly I write about science and technology on the one hand, and poverty and justice on the other. I podcast for Scientific American’s Sixty Second Science , write for Technology Review, and am a producer for a radio show about international poverty and justice called the World Vision Report. In the rest of my nonexistent time, I write for kids science magazines such as Ask and Muse and occasionally write for the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine.
But here is where I’ll give full verse to one of my ongoing fascinations and passions: how our food is grown, how we get it, and what we make of it.
I am a Boston-based freelance writer who covers science, nature, travel and all things quirky for Smithsonian, Washington Post Magazine, Wired.com and numerous other publications. When I realized I was planning most of my weekends and trips around where/what to eat, I added food writing for The Boston Globe and Edible Boston to the mix.
Visit www.genevieverajewski.com to read some of my favorite stories. Or follow these links to read about my experiences with local scallops, pickles, donuts and hot dogs, as well as on food tours of Roxbury, Somerville’s Union Square and Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood. Please don’t hesitate to share your suggestions for my next meal!
Nate (my husband and occasional Wicked Tasty Harvest guest blogger) and I live in a fixer-upper just north of Boston—where we often can be found in the backyard, next to his three grills and smoker. As of June, we begin our six-month CSA share with Chestnut Farms and recently were delighted to learn that our town is finally getting its own farmers’ market in July.