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I turned 20 in Boston. I dropped out of Hampshire College because I thought I was going crazy and I didn’t want to feel that anymore. I figured if I went to a city and got a job, things might get better. Pretty quickly, they did. I got a job cooking at the Border Café, […]

Public Television Gourmet

Learning to cook through borrowed books and daytime TV — first published on Metroland “When you’re tying up the carrot, be careful that the cheese doesn’t slip out,” my son Felix said from his highchair. He was about 4 or 5, and we were just done with a Saturday afternoon of cooking shows on PBS. […]