On Monday I will be talking about "Man with a Pan: Culinary Adventures of Fathers who Cook for Their Families" on "The Leonard Lopate Show." The show airs on 93.9 fm and 820 am. I'm scheduled to be on the air at 1 p.m.
There's a guest host that day, the humor writer Andy Borowitz, and I'm looking forward to hearing what he has to say about cooking for a family. He is way ahead of me. In a 2003 article from Food & Wine, he recounted his 14-years of manning the stove for his wife and children. A great comedy writer, he turned out to be more than a mere wizard of words. He achieved the ultimate domestic alchemy: "I was enjoying my new virtuosity and finding the process of preparing dinner shockingly relaxing. .... Suddenly, I had gobs of free time, exactly the opposite of what is supposed to happen when you have kids."
Read the whole story to find out how he did that, and why "upon seeing a Cornish hen defrosting on the counter, my then 3-year-old daughter asked, 'Are we having that owl?'"