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We love to cook and we love to writing about food. Here you'll find personal and more general essays about both.

Expect a new ones on occasion. These are PDF files. If you need the free Acrobat Reader, go here first.

Imperfect Demanding Perfect

Who's the Cook Around Here?

The Case of the Mysterious Blisters

For a bit of topicality in June 2008, head to one of my blogs for Risking Haymarket Death or an August one, Clipping Coupons' Wings.

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