March ’12

Letter from the Editor: Paybacks can be torture | March 2012

You know what they say about paybacks. I think this issue of About was mine to my husband, Scott. Scott recently had a tonsillectomy, a relatively simple surgery with a tough recovery for adults. He was on an all-liquid diet for 10 days and it was several weeks before he was eating (almost) normally again. During this same time, I was working on this issue of About — our food issue.

Food, glorious food! | On the Bookshelf

“The Butch Bakery Cookbook,” by David Arrick with Janice Kollar (hardcover, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2011, 192 pages, $19.99). This is not your mother’s cupcake cookbook! You can forget the pretty sparkles and the flowers on top, forget the pastel cupcakes for Easter or Halloween. These aren’t cupcakes for little kids, but grown-up cupcakes full of contemporary, inventive flavors— like bacon, whiskey, coffee, and cayenne pepper.