Monthly Archives: April 2012

Running a Tab of Tiramisu

I remember the cats and small dark bar that sold frozen tiramisu. When my dad was teaching in Monte Castello, he kept a running tab there. I felt like I was an old movie star when I placed my dessert … Continue reading

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Faster than Take Out

My desk is a bit of a wreck right now. There are old calendars, stacks of cd’s, two japanese fans and this morning’s coffee mug all competing for precious real estate. I pile books on top of books. I need … Continue reading

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Some Women Marry Houses

A couple of years ago, I picked up a first edition Good Housekeeping Cookbook from 1963 at a Brooklyn Heights book sale. The Good Housekeeping Cookbook is impressive for its sheer density. Instead of just setting a table, it sets a world. The book … Continue reading

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