Ellen Sweets

Ellen Sweets is a former reporter for The Dallas Morning News, St. Louis Post Dispatch and The Denver Post. She is the author of Stirring It Up with Molly Ivins.

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Guantanamo Diary: Food for the Soul

by Ellen Sweets | Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 16:44 CST
Eat Your Words

Friends and Foodies

Food writer Ellen Sweets and columnist Molly Ivins were friends for 20 years. Their bond deepened in the kitchen, where they shared recipes for life and food—from coq au vin to duck á l’orange to “garbage gumbo.” But most of … Read More

Eat Your Words

A Meal and a Message

A diner sheds light on the devastation still felt in Joplin, MO.

  I rarely, if ever, eat at places along interstate highways, even if they are called “Mom’s Diner” or “Buddy’s Place,” partly because I believe “Mom,” like “Buddy,” is some clever corporate entity many miles removed from Exit Whatever. My … Read More


Cooking with Molly

Rather than whimper about my newfound icky-city home, I resolved to join something where I might meet kindred yellow-dog, populist spirits. So as soon as the Jefferson Day dinner ad appeared in the features section, I made a note, sent … Read More