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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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Life’s a FroBlog for Warsaw Foodie blogger Joanna Mroz

November 12, 2017 – 12:57 pm
At Kieliszki na Próżnej wine kitchen in Warsaw with Joanna Mróz.

Warsaw is rich in culinary luminaries. One of them is Joanna Mróz, prolific founder-author of Poland’s popular food blog, FroBlog, “FRO” being the acronym for Fine Restaurants Only. She is also co-founder of Warsaw Foodie, which follows and comments on Warsaw’s culinary scene. We nibbled on small plates and swilled some good wine with Poland’s top restaurant blogger at Warsaw wine kitchen Kieliszki na Próżnej where she shared stories of food trends, changes, successes and more.

Discovering Polish Culinary Paths

October 4, 2017 – 11:15 am
Polish Culinary Paths author.

This is our day for Warsaw’s culinary luminaries. After lunch with Agnieszka Kręglicka at Opasły Tom we meet Magdalena Tomaszewska-Bolałek: Japanologist, journalist, researcher of food culture and author of four books including the award-winning Polish Culinary Paths. ‘My main goal is introducing foreign cuisine to Poles and Polish cuisine to the rest of the world,’ she says. ‘It’s very important to me to promote Polish cuisine and to build bridges between the cultures.’

Cravings: A Zen-inspired memoir…

September 16, 2017 – 2:31 am
Cover of Cravings Wanda Hennig's Zen-inspired memoir

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).

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.

Antony Osler’s Zen Dust takes you on the road in South Africa

May 6, 2013 – 2:50 pm
Zen Dust — by Antony Osler.

Poetry, politics, mindfulness, laughter, tears, the story of the Buddha and Zen wisdom weave through Antony Osler’s journey ‘home’ along the …

The power of poetry and Colombian Fernando Réndon’s pen

October 20, 2011 – 7:58 am
Rendon and his wife, Gloria Chvatal.

Poetry Africa 2011, Durban
Colombian poet Fernando Réndon, in Durban this week for the 15th Poetry Africa festival, has helped transform …

Alive in South Africa: When an expat goes ‘home’

September 10, 2009 – 10:45 am

What is it like to return to your roots, your soil, for the first time after you’ve emigrated and made …

Cuisine Noir Magazine goes live — epicurean adventures for African Americans

September 4, 2009 – 3:12 pm
Seafood is the theme of Cuisine Noir September.

Oakland publisher discovers the joys of culinary diversity, educates her palate — and now, shares the flavors online
Story by Wanda …

Book publishing 101

July 24, 2009 – 6:33 pm
Books and other animals.

How to get a book published. Alternatively, how to get an agent and sell your book.
Just off a conference call …

Writing and Kicking Butt at 80-Plus

April 15, 2009 – 1:01 am
Geets Vincent — Mistress of the cowbell, inspiration and the written word.
If The New Yorker had a book of records, Geets Vincent would be in it..

Story & photos by Wanda Hennig
Geets Vincent teaches autobiographical writing. Contrary to the claim that those who fail at something resort to teaching it, she can and does write herself. When we first spoke, we were with a group of travel writers …