UPTOWN Authors Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant: How We Met
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My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Why not?
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. Cliche, but Paris.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Empress--just kidding! (sort of)
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. It's a tossup between Gargantua and Pantagruel & Garp--I like my heroes flawed and funny.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Good friends. Good conversation. Good food. Good wine. All at the same time of course.
December 05, 2008Kitchen Confession
It feels a little odd and may even seem a bit disingenuous to write an essay about how much I love to cook as I sit here munching on my dinner--the fourth turkey sandwich in as many days. So let me be clear—while I most often do not prepare real meals for myself, I love to cook—when I have an audience.
I haven’t actually thought of preparing a meal as a live performance before this very moment but for me, that’s essentially what it is. Not FoodTV performance—which is really a demonstration— for me it... see more