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Too many cooks? Not at this table

November 28, 2009 – 1:05 pm
Wendy Brucker, Marsha McBride, Tanya Holland, Barbara Mulas, Rebekah Wood, Dona Savitsky, Maggie Pond, Cindy Lalime Krikorian at Brown Sugar Kitchen. Photo Wanda Hennig
When eight East Bay culinary divas stir the pot and spill the beans, what you get is a sizzling stir fry of raucous musings, candidness, collaboration, ebullience and deliciousness.

By Wanda Hennig — See full story in Oakland Magazine, November 2009 and Alameda Magazine, November 2009

They met around three tables pulled into a rough circle at Brown Sugar Kitchen in Oakland. During the roundtable discussion, the women talked together, talked over each other and talked totally off-topic — more like being at a good dinner party where wine and conversation flow freely. But there was no wine, just coffee beforehand and slices of carrot cake with walnut at the end.

Tembe has Africa’s biggest tusker and web-spinning spider plus tiny suni

November 15, 2009 – 8:03 pm
The game-spotting vehicle at Tembe.
Isilo could be the world’s largest elephant; the suni is one of Africa’s smallest antelope; and scientists thought until recently that nephila komaci — the female spider has a leg-span of five inches — was extinct.

By guest Africa correspondent Graham Linscott

Photos by Wayne Matthews

TEMBE Elephant Park, a wilderness in the remote north-east of the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, offers visitors the opportunity to step back 200 years into unspoiled pre-colonial Africa.

It also offers the opportunity to spot southern Africa’s largest tusker, a giant bull elephant named Isilo who is about 65 years old …

Sex, Social Media and New Zealand (3): Blogs & Vlogs

November 6, 2009 – 4:02 pm
Lunch Maori-style at Te Puia, Rotorua, with Patrick Tamati and Te Taru White.

Blog posts on this link were published on my San Francisco Culinary Travel Examiner link. The link was deactivated along …

Sex, Social Media and New Zealand (2): How to write a travel blog

November 4, 2009 – 4:26 pm
Air New Zealand love goddess Cheryl Pasko at the pre-flight party at LAX.

Ten tips to publishing online (versus writing for a print publication).
My first journalism job was on The Daily News in …

Oakland and South Africa connect. So what does Cheetah Outreach have to do with it?

November 3, 2009 – 11:58 pm
Vergelegen Wine Estate — a Cape Dutch picture.

Vicki Gutgesell loves animals and she loves to travel. She goes to see wildlife, birdlife and marine life au natural …