Morgan Hart is the author of The Mago Scrolls, the saga of a cook slave caught up in Punic Wars. The offspring of a Greek philosopher and a Carthaginian pleasure slave, Mago spends his youth toiling in the kitchens of Hieron II, ruler of the Greek city-state of Syracuse.
Handsome, pampered, and cocky, Mago has little interest in the momentous events surrounding the outbreak of the greatest conflict in the ancient world as he ascends to the position of archimageiros, the chef de cuisine for Hieron’s glittering court, achieving fame as a culinary genius throughout Greek Sicily. Unbeknownst to Mago, Hieron and his council of advisors have plans for the young chef that will change his life forever. From the debauched revelry of a Greek symposium to vicious electioneering in the Roman forum and onto the pitching deck of a war galley during the greatest sea battle in history, Mago combines gastronomic expertise with the trade craft of a master spy to carry out Hieron’s plans.
From my website
Morgan and I are currently collaborating on a book whose working title is "Mago at the Market." Our idea is to provide advice for folks who wanted to visit markets in the US and Western Europe, shop, chop, and cook. It will include information about the different markets, suggestions on…
Sometimes a restaurant we visit doesn't quite merit a post of its own. There might be several reasons for this. Maybe there's just not enough to say about the menu or perhaps we've not visited there often enough to have formed a solid option. On occasion it's because we simply…
Our good friend Debo Powers spent over a week as a volunteer lookout at the Baptiste Lookout in the Flathead National Forest. Here are her wonderful 2015 journal entries.