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Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Never cook naked.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Chipmunks. You have to live as rurally as Bruce and I do to understand.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Can't. Food writer, after all. If I had to eat only one thing, there would be no "rest of your days."
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. I blast Stravinsky, John Adams, and Steve Reich while I write. But also Lady Antebellum and Rascal Flatts. You can take the boy out of Texas, but not the Texas out of the boy.
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.
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