So, last week I talked about how drawing maps and doing worldbuilding is my non-writing artistic outlet. But, to a large degree, that's still about writing.
Of course, it's all about writing, even this one.
my other artistic outlet is cooking. I love to cook, and I'm strangely
obsessive about doing things from scratch. And to some degree, that
comes from writing and worldbuilding. I like to think about where food
comes from, what it means to the people, and how disparate flavors can
help define a culture.
today I have a special project! Today I'll be taking blackberries and a
whole variety of nuts, seeds, spices and dried chiles and making a
glorious molé de zarzamoras. And, of course, beyond that, I
intend to get some writing in. But as you can imagine, this is a
project that's going to take up a good chunk of my day.
But once it's done, oh, it'll be something quite special.
And then I'll go down into the word mines. See you in there.
One more thing: as I've updated my website, I've created an Appearances page listing where I'll be in 2015. There's only a few listed for now, but that will probably increase as the year goes on.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
My Culinary Obsessions
Posted by Marshall Ryan Maresca
Marshall Ryan Maresca is a Fantasy and Science Fiction Novelist, as well as a playwright, living in South Austin with his wife and son. He is the author of the Maradaine Novels:
The Thorn of Dentonhill, A Murder of Mages , The Alchemy of Chaos, An Import of Intrigue , The Holver Alley Crew, The Imposters of Aventil and Lady Henterman's Wardrobe (Forthcoming).
His work also appeared in Norton Anthology of Hint Fiction and Rick Klaw’s anthology Rayguns Over Texas. He also has had several short plays produced.
Visit his website at mrmaresca.com