I eat with my hands. And I am proud of it. Read my essay in Eating Well this month about touching your food! I am so happy to see my byline in this lovely magazine.. my first!!  (Photo of hubby and I is by the uber-talented Lucy Schaffer)

The essay is now online — Read it here and I would LOVE to hear your comments and reactions.

I am so pleased that this story was mentioned on Apartment Therapy (  http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/roundup-magazines/in-praise-of-eating-with-your-hands-149329)

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  1. How wonderful! Congratulations, Monica! My husband will be very delighted to see this article. He once entertained a dining room full of Europeans by eating chicken with his hands. 😉 No kidding. Lovely photograph of you and your husband!


  2. That is one sweet photograph:-) Congrats Monica!

  3. Love it…and what a great place to be.

  4. “May today’s success be the beginning of tomorrow’s achievements. Congratulations!”

  5. Congratulations on all the good work you do. Also this is a gorgeous picture………..both of you look stunning. keep smiling lots of luv sugandha and nikhil xoxo>….

  6. U both look lovely together dear….stunning n bful pic Monica…made for each other…wonderful article

  7. Loved the picture. Looking great! That chicken makes me crave for one 🙂

  8. My subscription just came in the mail yesterday! You have no idea how excited I was to read your article. I will stop telling Isabella to use her utensils like a civilized person (sounds horrible now that I think about it)—your piece gave it all such perspective. Lovely as usual Monica!

  9. Congratulations on the article Monica!

  10. What a beautiful picture of you and your hubby, and a lovely article Monica – just got my issue! Congrats!

  11. I really love this story, Monica! It is a beautiful expression of who you are and your pride in your heritage and culture.

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