Readers of this blog know Lorna Sass as a fine jazz photographer. She captures the essence of her subjects and conveys it in a single frame. Her jazz pedigree is impeccable: she admires the living (Wycliffe Gordon, Jon-Erik Kellso, Kevin Dorn, and others) and the departed (Louis, the Brothers Mills, and the Sisters Boswell).
But Lorna is a woman of many talents. She’s an established journalist, travel writer, essayist, culinary historian, medieval scholar, and the author of fifteen award-winning cookbooks. Her specialties are whole grains, quick healthy meals, pressure cooking, and vegan cuisine. In the picture below, she’s on the left (with red eyeglasses) next to Mollie Katzen. The night this picture was taken, both of them had won the prestigious James Beard Foundation Award for their new books. Lorna’s was WHOLE GRAINS EVERY DAY, EVERY WAY.
Lorna has just started her own blog — LORNA SASS AT LARGE. You can get to it by way of my blogroll. The web address is http://lornasassatlarge.wordpress.com
Because I admire insightful prose, I’ve been enjoying her essays on Sicily, popcorn, Chinese takeout, and other delicious subjects. And her wonderful photographs. She improvises nimbly over the chords and never turns a predictable phrase.
You might work up an appetite while reading her blog, but you’ll leave it feeling satisfied.
And I promise I won’t be jealous if you visit her blog first.