The Shooter Drops By for Dinner

So, Gary arrives and I introduce him to my hungry, cranky guests. “This is my friend Gary, who has just published a novel in England,” I say. “What’s the novel about?” someone asks. “Shooting my parents,” Gary says. That gets their attention. “I’m the best writer in America,” Gary says. “The book got great reviews…

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Little Luxuries

Luxury comes in many forms, especially over the holidays. In the realm of food, luxury can be something small and precious, like a jar of jewel-toned jam; or something meticulously handmade over many hours, like tamales or stuffed grape leaves; or something dramatic, like baked alaska, or sumptuous and long-cooking, like pernil, or rich and…

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