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In the kitchen: bakin’ not bacon

“No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.”
? Laurie Colwin


Making meringue for walnut squares. Baking is really everyday science at work. My friend Rita reminds me of that — and she should know; she’s a retired teacher. She’s also fun and man does she ever bake some amazing desserts. It’s no wonder I’ve been inspired to do more baking lately.

“I think preparing food and feeding people brings nourishment not only to our bodies but to our spirits. Feeding people is a way of loving them, in the same way that feeding ourselves is a way of honoring our own createdness and fragility.”
? Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet

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