Cooking can be messy. So can life. I write about both. My four books are best described as memoir, history, food–all wrapped around some pretty good recipes.
You won’t find perfection here. Instead, sit with me at the kitchen table and we’ll muddle through all the ordinary joys and travesties of being alive. Writing. Partners, old marriages, children, former lovers, family, friends. Sex. Becoming a sassy old lady. Cooking disasters, party flops–ways to save both. Culinary history, modern manners, glorious art. Our perilous times. Smoked brisket, blueberry barbecue sauce, a Saturday night omelet, birthday burritos–and the best damn lemon meringue pie you’ll ever eat, plus the secret to a perfect butter/lard crust. And that’s just a taste.
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