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Life is only possible in insecurity.


Life is only possible in insecurity.

This is something that is very fundamental to be understood: life in its very essence is insecurity. While you are protecting yourself, you are destroying your very life.

Protection is death, because only those who are dead in their graves are absolutely protected. Nobody can harm them, nothing can go wrong for them. There is no longer any death for them – all that has happened. Now nothing is going to happen.

Do you want the security of a graveyard?  Unknowingly that’s what everybody is trying to do. Different are their ways, but the goal is the same. By money, by power, by prestige, by social conformity, by belonging to a herd – religious, political – by being part of a family, a nation, what are you seeking? Just as an unknown fear surrounds you, and you start creating as many barriers as possible between you and the fear. But those same barriers are going to prevent you from living.

From The Great Zen Master Ta Hui: Reflections on the Transformation of an Intellectual to Enlightenment by Osho (Chapter 35, available here).

Photo credit: Venkataramesh Kommoju on Flickr


Finding Inspiration

Finding Inspiration

Hi everyone! Been a little quiet here lately, but trust I’m cooking up a storm over at Here’s a cute set of porcelain berry containers I found the other day at Anthropologie. What’s been inspiring you lately?

Back to Life

I was looking back just now on how I felt the day Gourmet died. Did I ever tell you all that the night before they announced they were killing Gourmet, I had a dream that Ruth died in a car accident? It was the weirdest feeling the next day when I heard the news. I’m pretty emotional today.

I’m emotional today because I feel a dream is coming true. Too many people love Gourmet, love what it represents, love what it offers. Today is that day – the day Gourmet comes to life again in the form of an iPad application.

Turning a new page: The Gourmet Live iPad application, 9.23.10

I could not be happier that I have something I loved so dearly back in my hands, although in a new form entirely.

If you loved Gourmet, or if you just love food or tech, please check out the application. Read all about it here:

See some of my tweets below from Oct. 5, 2009, the day it was announced they were shuttering Gourmet. To everyone who worked to bring it back to us in some form, thank you so much.


If #Gourmet went all-digital, I’d be first in line to work there (behind everyone who just lost their job there today, of course).
Mon, October 5, 2009, 1:03pm – 1:04pm

Think of all the opportunities to push the distribution of the #Gourmet content and unify the passionate subscribers!
Mon, October 5, 2009, 1:04pm – 1:05pm

I need to meet some more people who are as obsessed with both food & tech as I am.
Mon, October 5, 2009, 1:27pm – 1:28pm

RT @ruthreichl Thank you all SO much for outpouring of support. Sorry not to be posting now, but I’m packing. We’re all stunned, sad.
Mon, October 5, 2009, 2:05pm – 2:06pm

Hot Pursuit, A Crazy Casserole Recipe for the 5th Annual Casserole Crazy Party

I have participated in countless food and beverage events all over New York City since I moved here. Countless. I have eaten my way through them, written about them and even judged one.

Tonight, I finally compete in one!
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