Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

24 May 2003, 18:56 p.m.

George F. Will Can Take A Walk

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2003 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Nandini's housemate Laura raves about Cook's Illustrated magazine, but only today did I learn of the magazine's affiliation with America's Test Kitchen, which is a cross between Underwriters Laboratories and PepsiCo R&D. I saw an episode of the America's Test Kitchen TV show. And I saw a wondrous man. Christopher Kimball.

(He's the guy in the middle of the team photo. The team looks as though it's about to beat me up, but never you mind. Another dour/mysterious shot of him here.)

He is dreamy! Goofy and funny and scientific and sort of Bill Nye-y. I'm not the only one who thinks so. He tells us that process is more than recipes, and throw away your classic French sauces, and five facts about allspice, and he still finds time to write possibly sappy books and pursue the one-armed man.

Leonard has just arrived with a plate of cookies. Rawr rawr. Thanks, Leonard, and thanks to Christopher "Hottie!" Kimball.