The Swedish Lessons Party!

Nearly a week ago, I had a book release party! It was terrific. We had a wonderful turnout at Ann Arbor’s Bar at 327 Braun Court, delicious punch, and attendees even shocked me by eating a great deal of the food I’d purchased and arranged from IKEA. Honestly, some of it was meant to be humorous props. Perhaps more people than I suspected would survive a year in Sweden.

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Knowing When Done is Done

I was cooking the other day, whipping up a mean lemon basil sauce for some pasta and sautéed vegetables when I had a realization. Inger, the character in Swedish Lessons most oft portrayed as completely insane, taught me how to make sauces from scratch. In fact, before I went to Sweden, while I knew how to follow recipes, I had no idea how to cook. Now, cooking is legitimately my favorite hobby. I’m passionate about it.

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