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My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Why not?
Q. What’s your best quality?
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Jail and crawly things. Crawly things in jail--I'd probably go stark raving mad.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. Cliche, but Paris.
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