This far-from-exhaustive index to Crescent’s published articles is a slow, slow work in progress, as she has written several hundred magazine pieces and essays over the years. Bear with us as we scan and post these way-stations from CD’s very interesting professional and personal life.
Personal Essays by CD / more on the way
Fearless Julia Child: What was it like to teach writing to Julia Child, when she was north of 80? Probably the only living person in the world who can answer that is Crescent, who taught a day-long Fearless Writing workshop with a culinary slant in the 2000 Conference of the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Julia was part of this workshop. Appeared in Rouse’s Everyday.
Profiles by CD / on the way
Sweet, Sweet Connie
Food-Related Articles by CD
Coffee and Sympathy : A dynamite recipe for CD’s blueberry coffee cake, plus a meditation on the soothe of friendship, listening, and being heard. Which, backed up with coffee and a slice of said cake, is sometimes about as good as it gets. Appeared in Rouse’s Everyday.
Cornbread-Fed: In which CD finds and explores a seeming societal resting-place: everybody loves cornbread. Oh wait: there’s little agreement about what good cornbread is.
Flipping Out: Everything you wanted to know about upside-down cakes, but were afraid to ask less you flip out.
Gone Pecan: Why is it that everyone thinks their, or their mother’s, recipe for pecan pie is the best ever — when it’s clear that Crescent’s, with its secret note of browned butter, really is the best?! Explore the mytsery and get the recipe here. Appeared in Rouse’s Everyday.
Il Dolce: On Italian sweets — and the sweetness of a visit to Italy. Includes a recipe for tiramisu. Appeared in Rouse’s Everyday.
Pasta, Polenta, e Riso: the delectable holy trinity of Italian carbohydrates. Oh wait, there’s also buckwheat… Appeared in Rouse’s Everyday.
Ripe for the Pickin’ : Avocados were having a moment back in 2017, when CD wrote this definitive guide to them. They’re still having it, lo these many years later. Appeared in Rouse’s Everyday.
Shiitake Happens: A recipe for CD’s Ultimate Veggie Burgers… and why she will never be a fan of Beyond Meat or the Impossible family of meat substitutes. Appeared in Rouse’s Everyday.
Travel Articles and Place-Centric Writing by CD / on the way