About Verbal Cupcake

About the Blogger:

Crafty cook, cultural critic, full-time media junkie.  I read; I bake; I watch TV; and I listen to hours and hours of NPR.  And I love to write, hence the blog.  Some of my essays have been featured “Editor’s Picks” by the editors of Open Salon, a blogging community associated with Salon.com.  I’ve also had two Op-Eds published in Featuring America, which you can read here and here.

About the Blog:

Verbal Cupcake is essentially the product of all my obsessions: Food, media, my beloved San Francisco.  There are other little bits thrown in (sometimes politics, sometimes education), but most of the content has to do with food, media, or “the City” (and there are those especially exciting times when one post covers all three).

About the Categories:

“Alternate Realities”

Musings on media–real (like the news) and imagined (like The Real Housewives of Orange County).


Stuff related to food, but not necessarily recipes, like Food Network’s bizarre cake challenges, or NBC’s commitment to bad nutrition advice, or a monument to my adoration of Ina Garten’s friend, T. R. Pescod.

“From Scratch”

Sub-category of “Foodstuffs.”  Mostly recipe reviews (with the recipe included).  Why recipe reviews?  This is why.

“Getting Schooled”

I was a writing teacher for a long time (yet I am remarkably young and vivacious!).  Sometimes a girl needs to vent about her job…but not just ranty-type venting…venting in a controlled, purposeful way.

“My SF”

Words, pictures, San Francisco.


Speaks for itself, no?


You can e-mail me, follow me on Twitter, or visit my Tumblr, “Lesser Pursuits.”


4 Responses to About Verbal Cupcake

  1. I love your site. Keep it up !

  2. Scott Bloom says:

    I like your site. I’ve been reading your comments on sfappeal and just visited the site for the first time.

    • Sarah says:

      Thanks, Scott! I’ve been behind in updating my blog; I appreciate your feedback. I should have a new post up by this evening. Thanks again for your comments.

      • Scott Bloom says:

        My pleasure. I have a blog too (obscure topic: auto racing) and sometimes I just cannot get back to it. Then suddenly you realize that a week has just passed. Creativity comes in bursts right? You have it and it’s flowing, and then it’s gone just as quickly. Enjoy the Appeal.

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