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I have a story in New York Tyrant issue 6 (Vol. 2, No. 3, I think). It should be available at your local Barnes and Noble, or independent book stores that carry a nice selection of literary journals.

It may also be available at this link, or it may be sold out there.

Features stories by:

Daryl Scroggins, Ronald Hobbs, Jody Barton, Greg Mulcahy, Erich Hintze, Scott Garson, Christopher Kennedy, Jesse Ball, Daniel Grandbois, Cooper Renner, Michael Hemmingson, Darby Larson, Karl Taro Greenfeld, Christine Schutt, Ken Sparling, Robert Lopez, S.G. Miller, Atticus Lish, Michael Leone, Kim Chinquee, Anthony Luebbert, Rachel Sherman, Jason Snyder, Kevin Sampsell, Diane Williams, Justin Taylor, Jessica Anya Blau

Jan. 27th, 2009

I have a story in No Colony Volume 002.

No Colony

Along with: Isadora Bey, Kristina Born, Aaron Burch, Blake Butler, Luca Dipierro, Scott Garson, Rachel B. Glaser, Chris Higgs, Brandon Hobson Edward Kim, Matt Kirkpatrick, Rauan Klassnik, Lee Klein, Darby Larson, Evan Lavender-Smith, Patrick Leonard, Eugene Lim, Sean Lovelace, Conor Madigan, Gene Morgan, Bryson Newhart, Christian Peet, Jennifer Pieroni, Kathryn Regina, Joanna Ruocco,Bradley Sands, Ken Sparling, William Walsh, Corey Zeller



This quote, from the French Laundry Cookbook, teaches something important about craft, by way of snails:

"Snails are now commercially cultivated in California, giving us a new ingredient to work with. I wanted to use them in a way that wasn't stereotypical but also wasn't so far away from traditional preparations as to be contrived or confusing."

Pretzel Rolls

I make a guest appearance in today's Food Junta, after causing an existential crisis for the author of the blog post.

Pretzel Rolls, epicurious search results, German death...

Dinner, December 6, 2008

Tonight's dinner: Roasted Beet Salad, Gruyère Cheese Gougères (from The French Laundry Cookbook), and Roasted Brussels Sprouts. I was responsible for les gougères; Rachel did everything else. Beautiful food. (Not pictured: Haagen Dazs vanilla milkshakes.)

Dec. 6th, 2008

Last night contained something like 24 pieces of sashimi, 2 sushi rolls, 2 hand rolls, and 8 of those pieces of fish tied to a square of rice with seaweed.

We then suffered fish farts and mercury poisoning.

Birthday party

Had an amazing evening last night.

Rachel made pork chops with bacon and ham shavings, some ungodly good potatoes with apples, and salmon tartare cornets.

Oh, yeah. . . those salmon tartare cornets.

And then she gave me the French Laundry cook book. She was piling it on. I nearly proposed, but we had to clean the table off so that a million people could come over to celebrate my birthday and/or the holidays.

Heaven Hill Bourbon was brought by Padgett Powell, who drank ice water and liquor-less nog. Rachel played happy birthday on ukulele. David Leavitt put too many candles into my birthday cake. I received a fantastic hand-made card. We nearly got drunk on cake. There was slight making out in the hallway.

And I broke Rachel's plate.

I have a web page

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