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About meIf not pan-in-hand, it means I am finding time finishing graduate work in Media Studies and Film at The New School. Often I can be found at a particular enoteca in TriBeCa engaged in selling a very ancient product. But really, I create cooking moments, read cookery books and literature, shop the Greenmarkets, or search for the best grass-fed butter or something just so off-the-radar because I was asked or stumbled across it in a book or on the web.

"There is too much food in food writing." That was my thought, and my critique from the outset. I love writing about food like any other food writer, though I tend to see its imprints and implications in other areas where conversation is limited or closed off, like politics, adverstising, and all other media-related efforts utilizing old and new media alike to sell food, food products, or food moments. My approach, then, is more interdisciplinary. A more deep-drilling, rigorous and promiscuous approach whereby food writers and media makers can enter the overall food politics discourse.

Other pockets of time I am professionally engaged as a multi-media producer/writer/consultant focusing on food and wine. Among one of my current projects is a short documentary I am filming about mobile food trucks. I freelance my food writing before cutting my teeth in this field as a contributing food writer for the San Antonio Current. These days, my everyday food writing adventures can be found on here. When I can't sleep or just don't--I live in NYC afterall--I contemplate how I can finance another MA in Food Studies at NYU.

About my libraryEmbarking on my third career, I have amassed a load of books beginning with one of my earliest youth purchases: The Fountainhead. I still enjoy Ms. Rand's ideal. I think she would be very disappointed. Perhaps even preferred some kind of tweaked Communism compared to the unjust and exceedingly corrupt "elected?" official that some refer to as our President who laughingly declare democratic ideals. (I worked in Washington 8 years, most of the 90s--first career.)

Anyway, still more uploading. Mostly political, art and philosophy to add. I have added most of my cookery/wine books, as those are most currently at the forefront of my studies.



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Real nameMelissa Sutherland Amado

LocationNew York City, NY

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Member sinceJul 7, 2006

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