I'm a fiction writer* who's always on the lookout for new ways to avoid writing fiction. I may well have discovered the Holy Grail of procrastination: cooking, and then blogging about it. (Do visit the blog.) My focus is on vintage recipes — anything from antiquity to last year is fair game, though I'm particularly interested in the cookery of colonial America and in the kitsch cuisine of the '50s and '60s. * My stories are mostly in sf magazines you have surely never heard of, even if you like sf.