Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Never cook naked.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. I laugh a lot. Is that a trait? Or a tic?
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. My birth mother. She saw that she couldn't provide for me and gave me up for adoption. I can't imagine making that choice.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. I talk about books. I lead a book group at the local library and teach literature courses. Oh, and I play the piano. Ravel, mostly. And Bach.
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. I trust people, assume everyone's telling the truth. It gets me into big trouble sometimes. But I wouldn't have it any other way.
November 28, 2011Bruce and I have had so much fun giving interviews and talking to people about our book busting 101 cooking myths: LOBSTERS SCREAM WHEN YOU BOIL THEM. We've even hosted a few culinary trivia challenge games at bookstores across the country. What a blast!
One question comes up all the time: how'd you make the book so funny?
The secret? There are two of us. You know the hardest thing? Being funny alone. Sure, you can crack yourself up once in a while. But most of the time, you're just amusing yourself. Other people won't think it's very funny. It's too insidery, too personal.
But comedy usually gets written in teams. Because you... see more