Evan’s culinary career has always encompassed both writing and cooking. In
addition to his role as chef and owner of Portsmouth, New Hampshire’s beloved
Black Trumpet, he co-operates with his wife, Denise, a retail shop, Stock + Spice,
next door to the restaurant. Evan continues to write about his passion for food while
also serving on the boards of three food-based, non-profit organizations. He lives
in southern Maine with Denise and their two children.
I was a cook first, then a writer, then a food writer, then a cook, and now a cook and writer.
The two therapeutic and creative processes have intertwined in helical strands on my
DNA. When one of the two ebbs, the other flows. Harnessing the tidal draw of these inspirations
may be the key, although I have yet to locate that key. In a lock-box somewhere for safe-keeping?
Now where did I put that key?”
Contributor Photo Credits: Evan Mallett/Courtesy photo, Mara Lubans-Othic/Courtesy photo
Mara is a writing instructor and MFA candidate
at Oregon State University. She and her
husband live in the visually stunning Willamette
Valley, where they raise chickens and trouble.
Her website is: www.maralubansothic.com.
If it appeals to you, write about the experience—not just
the cooking or eating—of food. Write about the toil in
tending a garden, the wry humor of a grocery store checkout line.
Tell us of your conversations around the table or a simmering
pot of soup, over a glass of wine. Flavors sing when the palate
is whet by hunger, laughter, sorrow, anticipation; give us all that
and then some.”