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September 16, 2017 – 2:31 am

In this insightful gem, journalist and life coach Wanda Hennig writes wisely, hilariously and sometimes poignantly about sex and food; living for three-and-a-half years at the San Francisco Zen Center; moving solo from one continent to another; meditation; creative mindfulness strategies and more. Cravings: A Zen-inspired memoir about sensual pleasures, freedom from dark places, and living and eating with abandon (Say Yes Press). Edition Two (Mouth Orgasm edition) published August 2017 (ISBN 9780996820523 paperback; ISBN 9780996820523 eBook).

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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: Welcome to Warsaw

January 4, 2015 – 8:06 am
Warsaw Old Town and the iconic mermaid.

Culinary travel and feature writer Wanda Hennig, the daughter of a Pole, goes to Poland to explore her roots. She starts her trip and her blog in Warsaw.

Going Dippy with Durban’s Dino

September 9, 2012 – 2:14 am
Dino Constantinou with his Mediterranean dips

Discovering the delights of Dino Constantinou’s Mediterranean kitchen.
Story and pictures by Wanda Hennig
First published in the Sunday Tribune, May 27, …

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.

Insider guide to Fort Bragg: 20-plus delicious reasons to go there now

May 22, 2009 – 1:20 pm
Cheesecake at The Restaurant.
Could this be wine country’s new culinary hot spot?

Story and pictures: Wanda Hennig

Fort Bragg a hotbed of conscious creatives and sustainable agriculture activists? That wasn’t how I remembered it from previous visits. Good camping, yes, at the MacKerricher State Park three miles north on Highway 1; and the legendary Glass Beach that’s more interesting to read about than to visit; and unmemorable meals in the quaint harbor; and Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout at the North Coast Brewing Company. But now a foodie friend was telling me about their active Slow Food group and saying things like, “I went to Italy and saw what they were doing with agritourism in Tuscany and thought …

The Great Truffle Scuffle

February 25, 2009 – 3:07 am
truffledish

Does your worst recent food faux par beat this?
Story and Pictures by Wanda Hennig
Picture the scene. A famous French chef …

Napa and Sonoma Cook

February 16, 2009 – 1:00 pm
Chef's kitchen, CIA.

You can too!
Have you thought of adding “culinary education and cooking skills” to your wine country travel menu?
Story and photos …

An Appetite for Slow

January 31, 2009 – 5:25 pm

What’s fabulously fresh, scrumptiously seasonal, lusciously local and satisfyingly sustainable?
By Wanda Hennig
First published in Alameda Magazine, November 2008
It’s 9:30 …