You'll find this passage about food on Betty Fussell's homepage:

"So let's treasure and pleasure it while we may, with all our senses flashing a red alert of joy. To look, taste, touch, savor — nothing does that better than sex but food. We all bring our individual and our communal meanings to the particular foods that we eat. So let's share words, images, tastes together as we eat the past in the present and cherish each food as a gift."

With her acclaimed writing, she has taught us about silent film stars, domestic battles, gastronomic giants, and food lore with The Story of Corn and Raising Steaks.

She's funny, intelligent, inquisitive, sly, wry and very much an artful writer. She sliced us a piece of her time to speak about things about which she is passionate. She's nuts about good food and we're nuts about her.

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