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My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Why not?
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. Playing the piano.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Hmmm...Maybe Cleopatra--except for that suicide by snake thing. Glad there's no "why" part to this one.
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 do you regret most?
A. Je ne regrette rien. It's my other motto.
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