Catherine Nash

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About me

Industry Publishing
Occupation Food Writer
Location San Francisco, CA, United States
Introduction I grew up in the South where it was common for a meal to include more platters of food than people. I survived on a childhood of sausage biscuits, fried chicken, fried clams, ham rolls, shrimp cocktail, pickled peaches, homemade ice cream, and lemon tarts, and I thought that getting your tomatoes from a paper bag your neighbor left on the doorstep or knowing the name of your favorite corn was normal (Silver Queen was mine). Now I'm a San Francisco-based freelance food writer who's been published in Olive magazine, Best Food Writing, the Oakland Tribune, The Onion, Northside San Francisco and other local publications. As most of my attempts to reproduce childhood favorites in my own kitchen have ended in crushing disappointment, I eat out four to five times a week and cook healthy meals when I'm at home.
Interests Eating well, The American South, Reading someone's truth in their memoirs, Laughing more, Perfecting recipes for brownies and chocolate birthday cake, Trashy TV
Favorite Movies Not much for movies so how about TV instead?, The Office, Entourage, Footballers' Wives, Battlestar Galactica, Lost, The Shield, The Wire, Extras, Arrested Development, Da Ali G Show, Firefly
Favorite Music Jacqui Naylor, Regina Spektor, Katie Melua, Keane, Robbie Williams, KT Tunstall, Mylene Farmer, Peter Gabriel, The Raconteurs, Ted Hawkins
Favorite Books Traveling Mercies, Plainsong, The Debt to Pleasure, Bird by Bird, A Year in Provence, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Straight Man, The Glass Castle, The Cook and the Gardener, The Gunslinger, Hyperion

Your superpower is that you smell like dandelions whenever someone lies. How will you maintain your secret identity?

If you can tell me what dandelions smell like, I'll give you $500.