I am an Ortolan

While in California in2013 my hosts Anne Marie Ruff and Lali Grewal took me aside one night as we were washing dishes and said,

“Sarah Jane, we’ve decided. You need to paint – a lot more.”

On the plane ride home I had the good fortune to sit next to a writer/gastronomist, Matthew Gavin Frank. Mr. Frank entertained me with all sorts of wondrous and horrid food tales, including one particularly shameful narrative concerning secret food club consumption of the little ortolan bird.



Special thanks to the gracious team at Jigsaw2Order, the Lapps, Rick, Sigal, Carolyn Ou, and to Dureen Ruff and Anne Marie Ruff Grewal for their mid-wifery  roles.

© Sarah Jane Lapp, 2024