July 31st, 2006
I'm in a hectic moment of transition this morning, having just returned to the Bay Area from an exhilarating three weeks in Utah at the Sundance Theatre Lab (where I worked on my upcoming stage monologue, Citizen Josh) and now heading off on a weeklong family camping trip (even though, like Woody Allen, I am usually at two with nature). So please forgive the perfunctoriness of this blog entry -- but I have a wife and son who are quite anxious to begin tent-pitching and mountain-hiking! (My personal focus is to remember to bring the Peet's coffee.)
Tonight's episode (at 7:30; repeated on Friday night at 10:30) is a rebroadcast of the last interview we taped in our first season -- with the vivacious Ruth Reichl, former New York Times restaurant critic, current editor of Gourmet magazine, and author (most recently) of the memoir-with-recipes Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise.
It is a measure of my devotion to public broadcasting (and of the persuasive powers of my series producer, Lori Halloran) that during this taping I drastically broke my modified low-carb diet to consume not only a chocolate cake (made with Peet's!) from Ruth's recipe but also an obscene (yet delicious) number of cookies home-baked by my sister-in-law Nancy Sato. Oh, the sacrifices we make for television! ...
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