chef and more …
I’m Susan Nye. I love storytelling and I love to cook. Happily, I’ve found a way to combine the two in Susan Nye – Around the Table. Every week I share some of my favorite recipes along with personal stories or a little advice. Over the past few years I have shared tales of bike riding on Jackson Road, Christmas shopping with my Dad and baking pies with my Nana Nye. These are the stories that my family tells and retells around the table, sometimes laughing, sometimes cringing a bit but always happy to share our favorite memories. You’ll also find cooking and entertaining advice and a menu or two.
More than a food writer, I am also a caterer and the chef at a local private club. I’d be delighted to help you with your catering and private chef needs. Please feel free to take a look at my latest private chef and catering menu.
In addition, I’m a cook with a cause and hope that you will take a minute to learn about my philanthropic project Eat Well-Do Good. Every month I invite old friends, new friends and soon to be friends into my home to help raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association. It’s a fun and festive evening and I look forward to welcoming you around my table.
Ever wish you had a camera handy? After years of missing special shots, I have begun snapping bits and pieces of my day and sharing them on Susan Nye 365. From flora and foliage to food to family and friends, you can check out where I’ve been and what I’m doing.
Finally, as one of the founding members of NH Writers’ Network, I blog about marketing and social media for writers.
That’s all in addition to a steady flow of articles for magazines and newspapers throughout New England. Along with food, I write about green living, family fun, entrepreneurship and small business.
For my latest writing adventure I’ve given a go at fiction. My short story Murder on the Mountain is one of twenty in a new anthology of crime stories set in the Granite State. Aptly named Live Free or Die!, Die! Die! (PlaidSwede, October 2011) you can buy the book on-line or in your favorite New Hampshire bookstore. Although it is not particularly gritty, I hope you’ll enjoy reading my tale of mystery and mayhem as much as I did writing it.
I enjoy speaking on a variety of topics at events and clubs. I have delivered workshops and keynotes and participated on panels. Topics have ranged from sales, marketing and entrepreneurship to re-invention, cooking and entertaining. I also give cooking classes and make regular appearances on local ABC affiliate, WMUR/Channel 9. If you’d like to watch me cook, you can find most of the clips on on my YouTube Channel. For cooking tips, updates and more, follow me on Twitter or on Facebook.
I am delighted to share my joy of writing and memoir with a terrific group of fledgling writers. We started last year as a six week course under the auspices of Adventures in Learning, a community-based adult education program sponsored by Colby-Sawyer College. We continue to meet weekly with breaks for the holidays and summer. From first days of school to weddings, births, military service, careers and more, the group’s members are writing and sharing their lives, one story at a time.
I have had some requests to start a second group and would be happy to do so. I need three to five more writers to get started. No experience required, just the desire to write, share and learn. All students are expected to share their stories with the group and early sessions include a combination of lecture and discussion with class readings and critique. Contact me by email if you are interested in joining this new group.
And when I’m not writing or cooking? I’m living life in glorious New Hampshire. Skiing and snowshoeing when it’s cold and walking, hiking, kayaking when it’s not and reading any time I can grab a minute or two.
Do you have a question? An idea, a few thoughts or an opinion you’d like to share? I’d love to hear from you! Let’s get a conversation going. To make a comment, just click on Comments below. Alternatively you can contact me by email.
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© Susan W. Nye, 2010-2012