In Love with Life, Words, Art, Food, Mountains
Paula Panich is a Los Angeles-based food and garden writer. She has contributed to the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and to Gastronomica. She is author of Cultivating Words: The Guide to Writing about the Plants and Gardens You Love, and other books. Her latest, The Cook, the Landlord, the Countess and Her Lover, is a collection of memoir-ish culinary essays. Oh, and a novel set in 1932 Hollywood, Missing Meg, is ready to go too.
Note from Paula Panich, June 2013:
On the at play in l.a. blog please find a new series of posts called Mountain Stories. The mountains in question are the San Jacintos, above Palm Springs. Never heard of them? Neither have most people in Los Angeles, which is only about two hours west.
Mountain Stories began in late March of this year, and may well be little pieces of some kind of larger emerging story. I know I am not seeing or hearing everything I wish, but it is a long-term project and I’m pushing it as best I can, though I can’t he in the mountains full-time. But I can read about two fast-emerging interests (one, an unfolding threat) when I’m not able to be here — the ethnobotany of the Cahuilla Indians, and the scourge of the gold spotted oak borer.