18. Uncertain Soda Bread

I arrived at work at six o’clock, per usual. After a night spent at Burton’s, I had not yet had my coffee; I was predictably tired. Lasagna was on the menu which made for a stressful hour and a half — my boss never kept in mind delivery schedules when dictating a menu and my lasagna…

11. Pathetic Polenta

The next day at work I was overwhelmed with self-doubt. I emailed Burton. I was fishing for some communication — an indication that he wanted to see me again. I wrote, “I want to make that polenta.” I probably sent that at 7am, so I wasn’t expecting an immediate response. And I didn’t get one….