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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. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Steak or ice cream. Hmmm..steak flavored ice cream? Maybe not.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Mine or someone else's? Humor, optimism and curiosity work for me in both cases.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Cooking or talking--separately or together.
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