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Brisket, Teevee, and the Ever-Roaming DVD

Brisket, Teevee, and the Ever-Roaming DVD

Dear Kay, First of all, I am going to flat-out brag about the fact that I have a brisket in the oven, at 9:30 in the morning. I can’t really remember the last time I did something like this. “Cooking” “supper.” I have been melting, and reconstituting, and microwaving all summer. At some point, slicing a tomato ceases to count as cooking when there’s no entree to go with it. The love of a new cookbook can...

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