“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” - J.R.R. Tolkien
Welcome to The Very Hungry Entourage blog. My name is Iris. I am a writer, college professor, wife, veterinarian, avid traveler, amateur photographer, and unbelievably enthusiastic eater. The Very Hungry Entourage blog came about after I took a series of trips with a group of close friends; all, like me, with outstanding appetites. Those good friends inspired me to write a story. That experience led to more travel (and more eating, of course), and then ultimately, more writing. The cycle continues, and it seems I am addicted.
Bizarrely enough, I am the only "science" person in a family filled with generations of passionately artistic humans. I may be the center of a nature vs nurture debate, though these days I can't escape the influence of my genes. And while professionally I still thrive on work in the sciences, I also happily find myself here, writing personal stories, sharing travel experiences, and taking all of the photos for this blog.
Thank you for joining me.
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(All content and photos on this site are by Iris and The Very Hungry Entourage. Iris can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Cape Cod time is family time. It may seem like I have a small family, but actually, the opposite is true. If there are any doubters out there, just spend a weekend at my family home on the Cape. It is almost always chock full of people. As early as I can remember, our […]
I am fairly certain that I have made my opinions about this election year crystal clear. If for some reason a one sentence recap is required, here you go: There is a bright orange, pouting, petulant, racist, and horribly coiffed man with teenie little devil hands pretending he is a candidate for President here in […]
About eight years ago I sat on my couch, anxious, heart pounding, watching as Katie Couric interviewed the woman who had already become the principal player in my nightmares; then-governor and vice presidential hopeful, Sarah Palin. I was rattled by her answers to nearly every question, but I remember my head actually falling into my hands […]
It’s been nearly a year. And today I find myself sitting in exactly the same terminal where, close to a year ago, I scribbled my first words into a little notebook. I consider that the moment I started my writing experiment. It was 5am. My husband and I had just sloshed through cold rain, arriving […]
I realize we are a bit past Mother’s Day. However, I think I need to extend the holiday, because I want to celebrate my mother for more than one day… Because I am the daughter of Babs. And Babs is the stuff of legends. Ok, she does not harbor a secret stash of dragon’s eggs. But she […]
I enjoy bellying up to a cozy bar, husband within arm’s reach and a good cocktail even closer by. This is not always easy to do in the mountains of New Hampshire, so on a recent trip to Boston we did an awful lot of bar hopping. We drank spicy and aromatic concoctions and managed to […]