Through the Lens of Food.Wine.Travel-Tarajia Morrell's Soul of NY

May 20, 2022
Hosted by Diane Dewey

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Her Lovage titles alone are so mouthwatering you just have to read them napkin in hand: A Diary: Marta's Fish Tacos; Metta, the Forest Through the Trees, Tarajia's Paris List; La Favorita, Sicilia; José Ignacio & Garzón, a guide; Last Supper – Shad Roe and much more. You'll surrender your pages, shut your laptop, and run to pack upon perusing Tarajia's travelogues: Men’s Journal, January 2018: West Texas Swing; Monocle Hotel Book: Hotel du Cap Eden Roc—the hotel as artist's studio; Food & Wine Magazine, July 2017: The Capri, Marfa; WSJ. Magazine, September 2017: Les Grands Verres Opens at Palais de Tokyo, Paris; T Magazine: In Marfa, Eating the Ancient Way; WSJ. Magazine, April 2016, The Iñaki Effect, Troutbeck 2020 Gift Guide, Departures: Two British Columbian Properties Emphasize Conservation, Departures, July 2019: Galleria Vik Milano; Departures: St. Regis Rome, Casting Light on a New Era, among other limitless and tantalising destinations. And of course, dining deliciously as a way of life occupies great mental, emotional, and creative space, not to mention social consciousness, thus; Soul of New York; PHAIDON Today's Special: 20 Leading Chefs Choose 100 Emerging Chefs, and future titles. You get the picture. If you want to keep a toe on the pulse of authentic lifestyle--at the intersection of climate awareness and palettes, daring do and wondrous adventures, Drop In with us as we speak with Tarajia Morrell, writer extraordinaire, mom of Viva, daughter to gustatory & oenological connoisseurs, friend to wine folk, farmers, growers, and cooks everywhere.

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Diane Dewey

Diane Dewey

My most pressing question has always been about identity: Who am I? Growing up near Philadelphia with my adoptive family, my genetic identity was hidden. Then, my Swiss biological father, Otto, contacted me when I was age forty-seven in 2002. I’d been told by my adoptive parents that my biological parents were dead, supposedly to protect me. Meeting Otto upended my life. Through him, I met my German biological mother’s family to discover that her story too, had been changed; that she’d not wanted to surrender me and she’d searched for me all her life. Finding my truth was essential.

Based on my experience I am excited to talk to people about their own search for identity. My education includes a BA from Villanova University, a certificate from the Art Institute of Philadelphia and a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. I’ve worked for The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The SoHo Partnership and the National Academy of Design and have studied writing through New York University’s Continuing Education program. As an entrepreneur, I founded my art appraisal business, The Realization of Art in 2006. My non-fiction writing has been published in Shared Space, a monograph, and in Artes online magazine. Writing workshops worldwide have given me the chance to learn and hone my craft. My first book, “Fixing the Fates,” was awarded the National Non-Fiction Author’s Association Silver Medal and the Living Now Award.

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