Each year since 2007, MacAllister Stone, Editor in Chief of Absolute Write, has fed the able hearts and crumbling minds of the annual Viable Paradise workshop with meals that are amazingly good (if you’ve been to VP, you know what I’m talking about), and insidiously healthy. Cooking the Books specializes in examining the intersections between food and fiction. Today, we bring you a public service announcement from Mac herself, about how writers can learn to cook from scratch, fast, rather than out of a bag:
from MacAllister Stone:
You. Yes, YOU.
You with the giant-size C*stco bag of pre-fab pasta and chicken and chemicals?
That’s not food. And it’s not really saving you nearly as much time as you think it is.
An alarming number of us think of cooking as this inscrutable, difficult, mysterious process. And when we struggle with ingredients we’re not familiar with and not comfortable using? It turns into one of those stories our spouse’s tell when they’ve had few too many cocktails.
You know the kind of scenario I’m talking about. It goes something like this: Continue Reading…