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Cravings: A Zen-inspired memoir about sensual pleasures

December 1, 2015 – 2:31 am

In Cravings: A Zen-inspired memoir about sensual pleasures, freedom from dark places, and living and eating with abandon, long-time journalist and life coach Wanda Hennig invites the reader to accompany her as she shares her journey from a life where she was constantly ambushed and repressed by personal demons to a rich and robust pleasure-filled life-affirming place.

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Cravings: A Zen-inspired memoir about sensual pleasures

December 1, 2015 – 2:31 am

In Cravings: A Zen-inspired memoir about sensual pleasures, freedom from dark places, and living and eating with abandon, long-time journalist and life coach Wanda Hennig invites the reader to accompany her as she shares her journey from a life where she was constantly ambushed and repressed by personal demons to a rich and robust pleasure-filled life-affirming place.

Travel to Poland: Krakow, Chef Adam and Ed Red

November 22, 2015 – 12:08 pm
Chef Adam Chrząstowski

Chef Adam Chrząstowski is reviving Polish culinary traditions at Ed Red restaurant in Krakow. “We try to respect the whole animal. Our restaurant is dedicated to meat,” he told the author. Ed Red was the first restaurant in Poland to dry-age their steaks, all the meat comes within 100km. Local products and reeducating palates are among the charming and well-traveled chef’s culinary passions.

Wolf Totem and French kisses with wolves: an interview

November 5, 2015 – 11:44 am
Jean-Jacques Annaud interviewed by Wanda Hennig

French director Jean-Jacques Annaud talks about making Wolf Totem, the relevance of the film to China, Mongol culture, French kissing a wolf and wolf whisperer Andrew Simpson, ice sculpture horses, his relationship with religion and more in an interview with Wanda Hennig in Durban.

Jean-Jacques Annaud and Wolf Totem: full audio interview

November 4, 2015 – 11:30 am
Jean-Jacques Annaud interviewed by Wanda Hennig

In a Q&A in Durban pending the preview of Wolf Totem at the 2015 Durban International Film Festival, Jean-Jacques Annaud shares some of his 3-D “secrets” with journalist Wanda Hennig. He also talks, broadly, about making Wolf Totem, the relevance of the film to China, Mongol culture, French kissing with wolves, wolf whisperer Andrew Simpson, ice sculpture horses, his relationship with religion and a lot more. Enjoy!

Travel to Poland: Na zdrowie from Krakow

October 27, 2015 – 12:22 pm

On her “roots” and culinary travel trip to Poland, Wanda Hennig comes to appreciate her vodka-pouring hosts, learns about nalewka — a traditional vodka-like drink infused with herbs, fruit, and/or spices — first at Krakow’s legendary Cafe Jama Michalika and later at upscale seasonally-inspired Pod Baranem restaurant (among other places). Not surprisingly, she comes home with the T-shirt…

Travel to Poland: 7 Krakow culinary highlights

October 23, 2015 – 10:36 pm
 Lanckorona dinner at W Aroniach.

Poland is enjoying a culinary renaissance. Krakow is Poland’s favorite destination with tourists. Travel writer Wanda Hennig meets top Polish chef Adam Chrząstowski, is introduced to Poland’s fledgling wine industry and lists 7 Krakow culinary highlights including the legendary Pod Baranem restaurant, the Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec, lovely Lanckorona, Carp Valley and lunch in the Wieliczka Salt Mine.

Travel to Poland: Toruń for gingerbread, Copernicus and memories

October 19, 2015 – 10:52 am
Toruń story.

Wanda Hennig, blogging about her month-long ‘roots’ and culinary travel trip to Poland, visits Toruń, which becomes the city of gingerbread, Copernicus, sublime food and devastating World War ll reminiscences.

Travel to Poland: Chełmno and on to Toruń

September 9, 2015 – 1:38 pm
Karczma Chelminska hotel steak tartare.

On day five of her “roots” trip to Poland, Wanda Hennig explores “town for lovers” Chełmno and savors the historic city’s culinary delights.

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September 7, 2015 – 10:07 am
Smile and then crunch.

When you’re in Durban and need a getaway, going ‘wild’ — and to a bush camp — is an easy …

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Vistula one

Wanda Hennig blogs about her ‘roots’ trip through Poland. On day five the journey takes them via Grudziądz to Chełmno.