Elizabeth Paige Fierman (COM’08) writes that cooking is in her blood. “My dad is a fantastic chef and my mom a wonderful baker,” she notes in her blog, where she shares recipes (check out the one for banana pudding) and “current obsessions.”
Ryan Asmussen (MET’02, SED’03) has published his first novel, The Englishman and the Butterfly, “a tragicomic look at the differences between imagining a life, performing one, and becoming enlightened to the possibility that there is more to life than meets a reader’s eye.” Ryan, who teaches high school AP English literature and composition, blogs about his book and about writing.
Rachel Leah Blumenthal (COM’10) writes restaurant reviews and covers food-related events and other topics, focusing on Boston, Mass. Rachel is a science and food writer, photographer, and musician based in Somerville. She has a bachelor’s in neuroscience from the University of Rochester and a master’s in science journalism from Boston University.
Midge Raymond (COM’95), author of Everyday Writing: Tips and Prompts to Fit Your Regularly Scheduled Life, blogs about “writing, reading, and everything in between.” Her short story collection, Forgetting English, received the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction. Raymond is cofounder of the boutique publisher Ashland Creek Press.
Elissa Altman (CGS’83, CAS’85), founder and editor of poormansfeast.com, won the 2012 James Beard Award for Best Individual Food Blog. She is the author of the cookbook Big Food (Rodale, 2005) and Poor Man’s Feast: A Love Story, to be published by Chronicle Books next year. Her blog includes recipes and links to other food blogs and websites.