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Kathryn White

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Autumn 2011

In between novels (that sounds very nice, I think I shall use it as my dinner-party-line-opening. Hello I am Kathryn, people call me Kate and many decide I am actually a Katie. In between novels I x y z)

Let’s start that again:

In between novels I am writing a Food Diary. Being a food DIARY it happens to be true. It’s working out at about 10 000 words a month. About half of that is food – my missteps and victories in the kitchen, meals like I’ll Just Stay at Home & Behave Myself Sirloin with Fresh Plum Sauce and The FML Chicken, Leek & Caramelised Onion Tart – and the other half happens to be my, er, um, love life.

What does one do with real people work? Does one phone up and say hello minor character, I’ve taken you and I wrote about that Tuesday night. Er. My name? Kate. Published under Kath-RYN R. Y. N. Ok bye now. What of the crushes? Hi! So listen, I have used the first initial of your name. I like totally have a crush on you, yeah yeah I know you know, but um, so like I’ve kind of written about that, and it kinda doesn’t work if I take the details out, so like *blind*, yeah I totally have a crush on you.

When writing a diary does one actually write about how much that friend is annoying you? Or the job that is so f-n boring? (Note all these “ones”). Here are some more: What IF one does not fall in love, as one has finally decided one is mature enough to settle down and do (insert laughter here, and ask for 2011-2012 travel itinerary) and the narrative never peaks?? Will one have to change the story?

One does not know the answers to these questions yet, but one is about to brainstorm* a new recipe for cooking today. Oh! And one is very very very excited for the photos and illustrations. One has a 70s cookbook collection – some corkers! – and will be using that step-by-step guide style, as well as super duper close ups of food. One will not be doing it ironically as one was born in 1980 and therefore just managed to be Gen X and one totally thinks irony is lame.

*Brainstorm technique: Why hasn’t anyone put x and y together before? If x goes well with z, maybe y will too.

 

Recent comments:

  • <a href="http://louisgreenberg.com" rel="nofollow">Louis Greenberg</a>
    Louis Greenberg
    April 8th, 2011 @10:38 #
     
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    You're nuts, Kate. Lol.

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  • <a href="http://kathrynwhite.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Kathryn</a>
    Kathryn
    April 8th, 2011 @11:06 #
     
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    Nuts in .... chicken? pork?

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  • <a href="http://imago.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Sophy</a>
    Sophy
    April 8th, 2011 @11:06 #
     
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    I do like the sound of "FML Chicken" :)

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