Speaking In Tongs is a logo, the yin yang symbol signifies my Tai Chi practice, which has been life changing, even lifesaving, for me. The chef knives jutting from the yin yang signify my life as a chef. In its entirety, the symbol is a circle with wings, roughly approximating the ancient Egyptian hieroglyph symbolizing the phoenix, a mythological bird reformed and risen from the ashes. You can see where I’m going with this.
Speaking in Tongs is a phrase, a culinary twist on a religious concept where the Holy Spirit communicates through a human host. The believer will make undecipherable sounds and wildly gesticulate.
Speaking In Tongs is a commitment, an accountability to myself in front of the whole world.
Speaking In Tongs is a tattoo on my back, a flesh and blood symbol of that commitment.
Speaking In Tongs is a website, a place where I can wildly gesticulate, literarily, culinarily, and digitally speaking, filled with commentaries, essays, travel pieces, recipes, and food trends; a place to highlight food producers, providers, and chefs who take a humane approach, who have a respect for, a connection to, that which they produce, grow, or raise, those who strive to be stewards of our planet.
What People Say
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.Walt Disney
It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.J. K. Rowling
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.Dr. Seuss