Zanne Rose

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Industry Arts
Occupation Author, Textile Artist, Spice Jedi
Location Seattle, Washington, United States
Introduction Mid-30s fanta-sci author, dancer, textile artist, and Spice Jedi, who loves to spend all day in the kitchen. I live in Seattle, the Emerald City, with my professor husband, our 'tween daughter, my widowed mom, and my uncle, so there's always a kitchen victim around. I'm also writing my first cookbook, and make vintage-inspired aprons and corsets. I try to use local, fresh ingredients, instead of canned, boxed food w/huge carbon footprints. Still, it's hard to resist those strawberries from Mexico in January. Luckily, so much is grown in the Pacific Northwest, and Seattle is crawling w/farmers' markets. My biggest goal here is to instill a healthy relationship with food w/my daughter during these next critical years. From L.A., but have lived all over the world, which is reflected in my cooking. Caribbean, Latin, Eastern European, and Middle Eastern. My husband calls my cooking "jazz," meaning that I have the foundation, know the chords, and can pick it up on the fly. He also named me Spice Jedi. My cooking gift IS my sense of spice. I just know what will bring out the flavor in this or that. I feel it. I am not sure that can be taught. I've always had it, even as a kid.
Interests Feisty redheaded author and dancer, whimsical-but-slightly bitchy around the edges, who loves literature of all types, especially words by Laurie Notaro, Oscar Wilde, Alun Lewis, Martin Amis, Kingsley Amis, Orson Scott Card, Philip Roth, and Greg Bear. I've been writing a fanta-sci serial enjoy for 16 years, so I spend my days writing, cooking, making cocktails, dancing, weaving, clothing design, recycling/re-purposing textiles, and exploring new ways to make lentils exciting to my 11-year-old daughter.
Favorite Movies Wisdom of Crocodiles, La Cucina, What's Cooking?, Serenity, Sorry Wrong Number, I'm No Angel, Night After Night, Go West Young Man, The Lady Eve, Wait Until Dark, The Children's Hour, The Third Man, A Walk on the Moon, My Life without Me, Lone Star, Things to do in Denver When You're Dead, Gas Food Lodging, Death at a Funeral (the British version), Constant Gardener, Ten Items or Less, Clockwatchers, Go, Groove, Waydowntown, Love and Human Remains, Last Night, The Velocity of Gary, Salton Sea, Playing by Heart, She Done Him Wrong, Night After Night, Swing Time, Go, Human Traffic, Groove, Midsummer Night's Rave, 24 Hour Party People, House of Yes, Party Girl, Hideous Kinky, Holy Smoke, 200 Cigarettes, Blood Diamond, The Departed, Revolutionary Road, Dawn of the Dead (remake), Land of the Dead, or just about any flick with zombies.
Favorite Music New Wave, Dark Wave, Rockabilly, traditional eastern European (Romany, klezmer, Croatian, Russian), Scottish, Jim Malcolm, world folk music (Lebanese, Moroccan, Jordanian), BNL, Captain Tractor, Spirit of the West, Chris Brown & Kate Fenner, Bourbon Tabernacle Choir, Old Blind Dogs, Clandestine, EJ Jones, Richard Kean, Jen Hunter.
Favorite Books The Wisdom of Crocodiles, Idiot Girl's Action Adventure Club, cookbooks, all of the Zuckerman novels by Philip Roth, Other People, Lucky Jim, The Stand, Vanity Fair, Tristram Shandy, Jude the Obscure, Speaker for the Dead, Darwin's Radio.