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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: 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.

Taste for Travel: 20 Tips for Culinary Travel Adventurers

March 1, 2013 – 5:54 pm
Wanda Hennig culinary panel

A foodie panel talks Culinary Travel at the Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show. If you’re a seasoned culinary traveler, …

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, …

Culinary Kenya: Tough old bird doesn’t cut it; Molo lamb does

October 18, 2010 – 12:38 pm
Inside Blanco's, Nairobi.

Story and pics: Wanda Hennig
 
I didn’t go to Kenya for a culinary experience. I went with a commission to write …

South Africa has it all. But — what is this?

July 12, 2010 – 4:52 pm
Early morning bloom.

There’s surf, sunshine, scenery, wildlife — adventure. And when you get tired of the tourist scene, there’s Buddha, dharma and …

Berlin celebrates currywurst. So what about poutine and bunny chow?

February 25, 2010 – 7:28 pm
A designer bunny.

I thought I knew all about Germany food, sausages included. Bratwurst, bockwurst and leberwurst were on my family’s snack …

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 …

The Zen of Food

October 28, 2009 – 1:22 pm
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It’s sometimes fast, always Slow, deafeningly quiet and a metaphor for life.

Story and Pictures: Wanda Hennig

First appeared: East Bay Edible

“In Zen practice we want our intuition — our universal self — to come forth,” says Berkeley Zen Center abbot, Sojun Mel Weitsman Roshi. “When you’re doing simple tasks [like peeling broccoli or breaking lettuce into bite-size bits], your body, mind, the broccoli, the knife, your hand, the breath, are all involved. When you keep bringing your attention back to what you’re doing — when you are simply one with your activity — it’s the same as sitting zazen.”

Eat Thiebaud, drink Blue Bottle, see Avedon at SFMOMA

September 8, 2009 – 3:36 pm
And slices from Mondrian.

Richard Avedon Photographs, 1946 – 2004, runs July 11 to November 29 at SFMOMA.
James Freeman’s newest Blue Bottle coffee shop …

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 …