I have always liked listening to other people´s stories.  

I cleaned houses for 10 years while slowly acquiring a journalism degree. Come to think of it, I did this mainly so I had a right to ask other people for their stories.

Over the years I’ve had a lot of different kinds of jobs, and I could tell you stories. I try to make sense of my experiences, and what others tell me, usually at the same time. 

Community, trees, old houses, and history are things I think a lot about. I learned from my grandmother to cook simple things as a way of expressing love for others, and for myself. Food bridges the past and the present, and it is also a bridge to build a strong future, so I write about food. In general, I write about things that surprise to me. I’m still easily surprised at all that goes on in the world, so I guess I have a lot to say! 

Today, I have already cooked and eaten (falafels), and washed up. Now I really should stop talking, and get back to work. I hope to see you soon, though, and for you to see me between the covers – the book covers Silly!  

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