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Jessica Tom

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Jessica Tom is a writer and food blogger living in Brooklyn. She has worked on initiatives with food trucks, restaurants, hospitality startups, and citywide culinary programs. She graduated from Yale University with a concentration in fiction writing. FOOD WHORE: A Novel of Dining and Deceit is her first novel.

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Jessica Tom Just keep writing. Put words to the page. Then more words. More. And then everything will flow more easily.

When I was in college, Michael Cunningham …more
Just keep writing. Put words to the page. Then more words. More. And then everything will flow more easily.

When I was in college, Michael Cunningham came to speak and said something like, "There are times when I sit down and think I write gold. Other times, I think I'm writing sh!t. But when I look back on those passages a couple days later, I can't tell the difference."

I think about that all the time. What's "good" and "bad" is oftentimes in your head. Just keep writing. You can always revise later.(less)
Jessica Tom It's the most flexible art. Words are an expressive, nearly limitless medium. That's what makes writing so exciting -- and, let's be honest -- so frig…moreIt's the most flexible art. Words are an expressive, nearly limitless medium. That's what makes writing so exciting -- and, let's be honest -- so frightening, too. (less)
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QUARANTINE COOKING GUIDE // How to stretch your food supply, reduce waste & make nutritious (even delicious) meals

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So, here we are. Never thought I’d ever have to cook this way (and we will for sure cherish the next time we can shop, cook, and eat the way we did before). But these extraordinary times call for a new way to think about food.

Your grocery runs are limited and you have to lean more on pantry staples. You may have to feed more people, for more meals. And you’ll either have more time at hom

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“He stroked me on the head, and I nuzzled into him like a cat. I saw his chest heave, his lungs filling with his accomplishment, our accomplishment. I had never been so attracted to him, or any man, before.
Then he took me by the face and kissed me harder than I've ever been kissed. He kissed me over and over, his lips only loosely aiming for mine. He pulled my lips with the strong pucker of his mouth, then let them snap back. All I could do was give in. That's all I wanted to do.
We made our way to the couch, lips locked. He laid me back so my feet were off the ground and my head hung over the armrest. He massaged my neck hard, digging his fingers alongside my spine. His breathing took on a husky bite, an animal roughness that gave me goose bumps. His hands followed my curves, focusing on my hips and butt. I kicked my leg around and sat on his lap. It wasn't very comfortable, but it'd have to do.
"You are irresistible," he purred, and toyed with the straps of my dress.”
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“The waiter returned with a pre-appetizer amuse-bouche, a soup spoon filled with diced radishes, shortbread crumbs, and a black pepper gastrique. After the waiter left, Michael Saltz said, "They're trying. Hard."
The radishes had been pickled, articulating their peppery bite and giving them a sharpened edge. The shortbread grounded the bite with a bready, buttery mouthful and the black pepper-vinegar sauce finished it with an elegant and seductive wisp of sweet, salty, and spicy.”
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“His fingers moved deeper and I thought that the dye may have given me new nerve endings because every hair prickled up to his touch. "We're sensualists, aren't we?"
"Sensualists?" He lowered his hand to my neck and pulled me so close our foreheads touched. "What do you mean?" I asked, the tips of my lips- just slightly- against his.
"Sensualism..." he repeated in his bizarre accent. He didn't press his lips against mine and I didn't dare press back. We let our mouths push and graze as we spoke. "We are passionate, you and I. We know how to give in to our senses."
Then I felt the full heat of his mouth on mine and I lapped him up greedily, my hands grabbing his face and hair and shoulders.
I had never thought of myself as much of a sensualist. I was a writer, a rationalist in a sensualist world. I was always worrying about what other people thought of me and more often than not I liked the company of babies and dogs instead of humans my own age.
But what's rational about a man's lips on you, when he's touching you in a way that makes you feel the exquisite pleasure of belonging? Everything else is a distraction.
We tussled with our shirts off, until he pulled me on top of him and slid his hands from under my hair, to my shoulders, down to my arms, and finally to the place where the top of my pants met my skin.
"Leather pants, you little minx. Shall we have an encore?" he asked.
By now my hair was a wild mess. I was red from the wine. The lights were sort of dark, but not dark enough. I was wearing some Kiki Montparnasse lingerie, black lace with tiny bows that were at once sweet and not so sweet. You could even describe them as naughty.
He let the tip of one finger move around the edge of my pants. When he got to the button, he made a flicking motion that stressed its hold. The critical button.”
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“Uh-oh! BEWARE!!!" said Fensler. "Never, ever marry the best sex of your life. It only happens with someone who is very dangerous for you. It's passionate, exciting, but it generally indicates that you are pushing each other's dysfunctional buttons. Be very wary of men you are crazily sexually attracted to-they're the dangerous ones for you. That's what all analysis says in one form or another.”
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