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Chef Tom Jams Bread and Butter

Posted in Food, music, Opinion, Recipe with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 9, 2020 by segarini

Alright, take a deep breath. Notice how much extra time is on your hands right now. Notice, too, that boredom has been kept at bay for a while, but it might be rearing its ugly head a bit more these days. Finally, embrace the insistence, the doggedness, the determination of your body, mind, and soul for pure, straight-up comfort food.

Now, read through these three recipes and visualize the sheer, indulgent, no-place-like-home, grandma’s-in-the-kitchen, oh-my-god-this-is-so-good nostalgia of it all, as you sit down with a good cup of tea and fix yourself a lovely-and-large slice of still warm homemade whole wheat bread, slathered with good butter and sweet jam – that you made yourself!

Got it? Can you see it? Is your mouth watering?

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Chef Tom’s Tales and Tuna

Posted in Fiction, Food, life, Recipe with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 11, 2020 by segarini

 

Editor’s Note – Chef Tom has requested a No-Pictures presentation of today’s column. He wants you to use your Theatre of the Mind to conjure up the characters, locations, and story. Experience the age old Joy and Immersion of Reading the Printed Word.

In the Round Robin writing course, even though I was to write one story per day with a time limit of 12 minutes per story, I liked, from time to time, writing multiple chapters of the same saga. This one was fun to explore. The titles of each “chapter” were the daily writing prompts. They were not linear, either, but putting them all together after, there is a definite arc.

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Chef Tom Dishes Up Mediterranean Chicken and 3 (Very) Short Stories

Posted in Fiction, Food, Opinion, Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 4, 2020 by segarini

A Reminder: These short stories are from a writing program called Round Robin. Write something every day, set the timer for 12 minutes, the title of each piece is the daily prompt. Once the alarm goes off, stop writing. Continue reading

Chef Tom- 3 New Short Stories and Beautiful Lemon Roasted Potatoes

Posted in Fiction, Food, Recipe with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 28, 2020 by segarini

A Reminder: These short stories are from a writing program called Round Robin. Write something every day, set the timer for 12 minutes, the title of each piece is the daily prompt. Stop writing once the alarm goes off.

I am nearly done with my advanced Short Story Fiction class.

Here’s the latest ….

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Chef Tom – Amira Part 2 and Roast Fish

Posted in Fiction, Food, Opinion, Recipe with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 21, 2020 by segarini

I am nearly done with my advanced Short Story Fiction class. Been working on this story for a few weeks now. So much fun. Here is the second half.

The exercise was to choose two photos from a number of cutouts from old National Geographic magazine – one person and one place. This photo was my “who” and the place ended up being Tel Aviv. Enjoy.

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Chef Tom – Amira Part 1 and Mechoui

Posted in Fiction, Food, Opinion, Recipe with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 14, 2020 by segarini

I am nearly done with my advanced Short Story Fiction class. Been working on this story for a few weeks now. So much fun. Here is the first half. Second half will be next week. Still a draft, but it’s getting closer.

The exercise was to choose two photos from a number of cutouts from old National Geographic magazine – one person and one place. This photo was my “who” and the place ended up being Tel Aviv. Enjoy.

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Chef Tom – Son of Three Short Stories and Duck Pozole!

Posted in Food, Opinion, Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 7, 2020 by segarini

A Reminder: These short stories are from a writing program called Round Robin. Write something every day, set the timer for 12 minutes, the title of each piece is the daily prompt. Stop writing once the alarm goes off.

Continue reading