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Good eating, an eclectic Toastmasters group, hospice training, Zen meditation, depression, social phobia, orgasmic meditation, tears — and laughter — all come into play in Cravings: A Zen-inspired memoir about sensual pleasures, freedom from dark places, and living and eating with abandon (Say Yes Press), an insightful gem of a memoir: writer, editor, foodie and adventurer Wanda Hennig’s first.

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Cravings: A Zen-inspired memoir about sensual pleasures…

December 1, 2015 – 2:31 am
Cravings launch: St Clements.

Good eating, an eclectic Toastmasters group, hospice training, Zen meditation, depression, social phobia, orgasmic meditation, tears — and laughter — all come into play in Cravings: A Zen-inspired memoir about sensual pleasures, freedom from dark places, and living and eating with abandon (Say Yes Press), an insightful gem of a memoir: writer, editor, foodie and adventurer Wanda Hennig’s first.

Travel to Poland: Krakow, Chef Adam and Ed Red

November 22, 2015 – 12:08 pm
An Ed Red dry-aged steak.

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.

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.

A bush escape from Durban to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park

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 …

My backpack, my daughter and me: Part 1

July 11, 2015 – 10:54 pm
Award-winning story Bay Area Travel Writers.

We set off on our European summer backpacking vacation one warm and sunny winter afternoon late in May. My daughter was 13. I was 30-something. We flew from Durban to London via Nairobi and found from the very beginning that learning while on the move is easier than ABC. Things are there all the time, waiting to be noticed, grasped and stored away in the memory with minimum effort.

My backpack, my daughter and me: Part 2

July 11, 2015 – 10:36 pm
Award-winning story Bay Area Travel Writers.

Our first night in Athens after arriving late in the evening and desperate for a place to drop our bodies and our backpacks, we found ourselves in the sleaziest hotel I have ever seen. But on the whole, Greece was great. So great, we spent almost a month there instead of the planned two weeks. This story recently won ‘Gold’ in the Bay Area Travel Writers internet travel article award category.

Travel to Poland: Copernicus, Olstzyn, Grunwald and Malbork

July 5, 2015 – 1:06 pm
Olstzyn castle

Reflections on a month-long ‘roots’ trip.
Positively Poland: Four
“We should take an early breakfast. Our day’s destination will be Malbork where …

Travel to Poland: Magical Masuria and din in Ryn

July 5, 2015 – 12:28 am
Historic site.

After breakfast I want show you the region of Masuria, the land of one thousand lakes. The best way for us to visit this region is, when we get there, to walk a bit and then to rent a small houseboat and spend a few hours on the water exploring.

Travel to Poland: Gravely Grajewo

July 3, 2015 – 8:25 am
Grajewo cemetery.

Wanda Hennig blogs about her month-long ‘roots’ trip to Poland.
Positively Poland: Two
“We should take early breakfast and drive to Grajewo …