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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Why not?

I really like writing about food and cooking, but I like writing about other things, too. I just like writing in general. So, I figured, I didn’t need to restrict this to culinary things alone—I could pile words up about culinary things and other topics that were occupying the small space in my head. What follows is the first....


  1. I enjoyed reading your blog when it was about cooking and was quite excited when your book came out. In fact I asked the local library system to add it as an eBook. It was so popular that they purchased another copy and there's now a 12 week wait list to read it. I'm stuck on the wait list but I'm sure I'll enjoy it once I can get my hands on a copy.

  2. Hi, I am currently reading your book and am about to enter the CIA in May in the AOS Bakery/Pastry degree. I already have a BA degree in Communications and an MIS degree in Computer Science from Marist College. I was downsized by IBM after a 20 year career and have been passionate about cooking and baking all my life. I already have 1o years experience in the restaurant business. I am older then you and need advice before I start school. Please contact me at
    Thank you.

  3. Jonathan,
    I read Beaten, Seared & Sauced because I love cooking & the Food Network, etc. You are a good writer & the story was very interesting, but, dude, could you please cut the profanity? I got so tired of the f word!! As a writer, you surely have many, many more adjectives, adverbs & other ways to express frustration or anger!
    I probably won't be picking up any other of your writings because that turned me off so much!
    Thanks for listening to my complaint & you are in my prayers,