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. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Good friends. Good conversation. Good food. Good wine. All at the same time of course.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. Speaking while thinking.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. I'm a language geek and it really gets to me when people (especially those who are supposed to know better-like newscasters) misuse "bring" and "take" and "less" and "fewer." Petty but I can't help it.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. Playing the piano.
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