Posts Tagged ‘Kara Rota’

Becky Lynch:
A Fighting Irish Lass

Becky Lynch is becoming one of the major figures in what appears to be a revolution in women’s professional sports – pro wrestling. Enthusiastic, opinionated, and, yes, mouthy, Lynch spoke with Kara Rota about her rise in the unique, theatrical, and athletically demanding combat sport. ℘℘℘ Becky Lynch failed P.E. in school. It’s almost impossible toRead more..

His Irish Table

Growing up, Cathal Armstrong learned that a man’s place was in the kitchen. From an early age, Cathal Armstrong understood the importance of time spent together at the dinner table, as well as the effort required to get food on the plate. A professional tour operator, Cathal’s father traveled and brought unusual foods from places like Spain,Read more..

Review of Books

FICTION Nora Webster By Colm Tóibín Colm Tóibín’s latest novel Nora Webster finds the gifted Irish author writing one of his most personal novels since Brooklyn. Throughout Nora Webster, Tóibín taps into his early childhood growing up in Wexford, the death of his father, and the perseverance of his mother. His penchant for character-driven plotRead more..

From the Ground Up

Chicagoan Jeanne Nolan talks to Kara Rota about her new book and her commitment to growing organic food. “I am all about people growing their own food,” Jeanne Nolan says to me when we get on the phone to discuss her just-released book, From the Ground Up: A Food Grower’s Education in Life, Love andRead more..

Harrington: Taking Classical Music out of the Concert Hall

Greg Harrington doesn’t look like your average classical violinist. When we met at a pub in Manhattan’s Upper West Side on a recent snowy evening, he was wearing a gray hoodie and peppered his conversation with good-natured cussing and colorful stories. But as Ireland’s leading classical violin soloist and crossover artist, he’s toured the world,Read more..

From Brown Bread to Wine Writing – Irish Talent at the James Beard Awards

The recent James Beard Awards, held at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall on May 9, celebrate the stars of the restaurant and cookbook worlds, and this year’s winners included some true Irish talent. Matt Dillon, of Seattle restaurant Sitka & Spruce, went home with the award for Best Chef in the Northwest. Maureen O’Hagan wonRead more..

Kara Rota

Kara is Director of Editorial & Partnerships for Cookstr, a technology company based in Manhattan that focuses on the intersection between food, lifestyle and health. She does freelance food journalism and is an award-winning fiction writer. Kara graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 2009, where she studied creative writing and completed her undergrad thesis onRead more..

Food for Thought:
Susan Ungaro

Susan Kelliher Ungaro, president of the James Beard Foundation, focuses on furthering the famous chef’s legacy – and on what’s really important about a meal.   As I pull open the heavy door of the James Beard House on West 12th Street and 7th Avenue in Manhattan’s West Village, the first thing that hits meRead more..

Irish Writer Finds Room at the Top

EDITOR: On Sunday, June 10 actress Brie Larson won the 2016 Golden Globe award for best actress in a motion picture, drama for her emotional turn as Ma in the film adaptation of Emma Donohue’s Room. In her acceptance speech she singled out Donohue. “This movie means so much to me and so I need toRead more..

Civilization: Then and Now

Fifteen years ago in March 1995, historian and author Thomas Cahill published How The Irish Saved Civilization, the first of his seven-volume Hinges of History series. A national phenomenon, the book appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly two years and changed the public’s understanding of the Irish people’s role in preservingRead more..