— The Boston Globe, Brothers (and Me) “is more personal, but no less significant” than Condoleezza Rice’s memoir… A special thanks to our sponsor, Newport Avenue Market, for giving us the time and resources to bring you this delightful culinary feature each week. Donna Britt (writer) Wiki from www.secret-bases.co.uk. There’s nothing quite like fresh fruit and vegetables picked from a garden. An obsession with cookies is what led to the creation of CHUNK Bend, a local made-to-order cookie company. Donna Britt graduated from LSU in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in music education. For this week’s Art and Culture artist profile, Donna Britt visits with Cricket at her home in Bend as one of her plays is about to be on a national tour! Press Kit A wrenching, introspective examination of a life through the prism of racism, sexism, and unconditional devotion…Britt realizes that love is “the glue that binds a soul’s warring selves, the meeting place at which our opposites melt into and become part of each other.” It’s pretty easy to do when you’re home all day. Learn how and when to remove this template message, National Association of Black Journalists, Biography: Washington Post Writer's Group, “Brothers and Me: A Memoir of Loving and Giving" (Hachette Book Group), Washington Post: "In Trayvon Martin's death, echoes of my brothers shooting" (2012), https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Donna_Britt_(writer)&oldid=942774534, University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts alumni, Articles lacking in-text citations from January 2019, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 26 February 2020, at 19:23. Stay home, save lives, but don’t spend all day eating. 3 cloves garlic, minced Combining her incredible talents of giving and writing, in this tender but gritty well-crafted memoir she dropped her fig leaf bearing her soul, faced her demons, and arose the victor. © Central Oregon Daily 2020. thick. But after her beloved brother Darrell's senseless killing by police 30 years ago, she began giving more, unconsciously seeking to help other men the way she couldn't help Darrell. Add warmed cream to skillet, continuing to stir so sauce doesn’t stick and also to release tasty tidbits from bottom of skillet. Coming to the Tower over the next couple of months, including a big birthday celebration. Heat a large, heavy pot. Stay home, save lives, but don’t spend all day eating. 1/2 ounce bourbon It asks: Why, for so long, did Britt-like millions of seemingly self-aware women-rarely put herself first? 8 small to medium sized scallops, fresh or frozen (if frozen, thaw in fridge) KEEP SCALLOPS AS COLD AS POSSIBLE UNTIL READY TO USE 2-3 cloves fresh garlic, minced Share your story or a photo of family and brothers, sisters (& you). Thanks to Strictly Organic Coffee Co. for giving us the resources to have these weekly Arts and Culture conversations. This is the first in a short series on ‘Cooking at Home.’ Chef Amy Wright from Sunny Yoga Kitchen and Sunny’s Carrello shows us how to make a huge, healthy family dish. 1 teaspoon monk fruit sweetener or sugar Simmer, with lid on, for 30 minutes or Add cauliflower, stir and cook until brown, about 10-12 Donna Britt takes a look a healthy, locally made and available for delivery snack. Remove from heat and serve with Pickled Celery Caramel on top and arugula on the side. Simmer on low for 20+ minutes, until sauce is thick and syrup-y. They are the front-line workers far away from the hospital. Cauliflower Bolognese Sauce with Polenta Her father, Thomas, was a construction worker, and her mother, Geraldine, was an insurance salesperson and recruiter for the state of Indiana. js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; But after her beloved brother Darrell’s senseless killing by police 30 years ago, she began giving more, unconsciously seeking to help other men the way she couldn’t help Darrell. You'd be surprised how average I am! Salt & pepper, to taste Her first book, Brothers (& me): A Memoir of Loving and Giving was published in 2011 by Little, Brown and Company . Thanks to Chef John for sharing his recipes and tips. The Tower Theatre has been a staple in the Bend arts scene for decades, bringing music, movies and stories to Downtown Bend since 1940. Tilt pan back and forth, moving oil around until scallops are golden-brown on each side, turning ONLY ONCE. Britt has earned numerous awards, including top honors from the National Association of Black Journalists, The American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors, and the American Society of Newspaper Editors. 43K likes. Life is short. Remove from heat and add bourbon to skillet. Dry each scallop completely. A well-being and meditation enthusiast, Britt has instructed yoga since 2004. She would later write extensively about the traumatic incident and its impact on her family. Her father, Thomas, was a construction worker, and her mother, Geraldine, was an insurance salesperson and recruiter for the state of Indiana. Britt's 2011 book, Brothers (& me): a Memoir of Loving and Giving was honored by O: The Oprah Magazine as one of January 2012's “Ten Titles to Pick Up Now,” and excerpted that same month by Essence magazine. 1 bay leaf. Courtesy of Chef Amy Wright/Sunny Yoga Kitchen & Sunny Carrello’s food cart, 1 small head cauliflower, finely chopped by hand or in food processor Donna Marie Britt is an American author and former syndicated newspaper columnist, reporter and critic. In 2012, Britt and Merida ranked seventh on the list of African American power couples compiled by Huffington Post/Blackvoices.com. Thanks to Newport Avenue Market for giving us the resources to take these weekly culinary adventures. For this week’s Taste This! Britt graduated from West Side High School in Gary, and later earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Hampton University. Once sauce has thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon, stir in peas to warm through. 3 tablespoons olive oil Brothers (& Me) navigates Britt’s life through her relationships with men-resulting in a tender, funny and heartbreaking exploration of universal issues of gender and race.