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Katie Couric Interview with Barefoot Contessa

Katie Couric Interview with Barefoot Contessa

I’m an even less enthusiastic cook than Aileen, but for some reason, I love watching cooking shows.  I find them soothing and have learned a great deal about basic cooking techniques.  As a result, my cooking has gone from dreadful to slightly above mediocre.  Hooray! This Katie Couric interview with Barefoot Contessa is a great place to start in getting to know one of America’s friendliest celebrity chefs.

Ina Garten has always been one of my favorite TV chefs to watch.  She’s friendly and poised and her recipes are always simple, but elegant.  Much like Aileen, when I want to make a dish to impress, I always turn to Ina and she never disappoints. Read more

Nerdette

Nerdette

I am an analog nerd. I love the library. I go there at least once a week to peruse the aisles and check out physical books. I like math and have read many books about it. I watch PBS. A lot. One time my cousin made a joke about the W.M. Keck Foundation and I laughed when everyone else just stared at her. I don’t play video games because I have no talent for them (except for LEGO Star Wars, for some reason I clean up on that one). I can barely figure out how to use this laptop, my cell phone is a mystery I have zero interest in figuring out. I have never seen any of the Lord of the Rings movies and I have only ever seen the Star Wars movie that was called Star Wars with nothing else tacked on to the title when it came out in the 70s. I think it is now number 4, which is irritating since it came out first, but whatever, I don’t care about learning the reasoning behind that, either. Read more

Podcast Love

Podcast Love

I used to be a voracious reader. It was my thing. As a child, there was a high probability that you could find me with my nose deeply buried in a book. It was one of the few reasons that I got in trouble, either because I was ignoring my mother when she called me, or I was sneakily reading under the covers with a flashlight way past my bedtime. I absolutely loved losing myself in a story and I still do. The problem is that now I’m a grown up, with all sorts of responsibilities and people who depend on me. And that has put a serious cramp in my reading. Enter Podcast Love.
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