Love in the Kitchen

The outcome? Cuisine, not chow, and possibly happier relationships

It is the week before Christmas, and all through the land Americans are planning the year's last feast. Herewith a startling report from a Colonial ghostwriter, who surfaces annually from a Jamestown graveyard to survey the culinary scene:

"A great number of our countrymen will not be cooking ye Xmas turkey or ye mince pie at all. They are instead preparing outlandish dishes that I can barely spelle or pronownce. These platters have such names as ortolans á la périgourdine, chausson de jambon au foie gras et...

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