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I have developed two new chef-crushes this week.  First, the talented and personable Michael Symon, who I had the pleasure of interviewing last week about his new cookbook, .  Michael Symon's Live to Cook: Recipes and Techniques to Rock Your Kitchen. The interview should go live on Serious Eats tomorrow.  I love his philosophy behind his cooking as well as his focus on the importance of sharing meals with your loved ones on a regular basis.  Next, the lovely Nigella Lawson.  Listening to a podcast this morning where she discussed self-indulgence ("I'm for it. I'll be up front about it."), she discussed how the people who refused to eat anything fried or with butter were generally the people who "ended up downing tubs of ice cream."  A little self-indulgence goes a long way.  And I love how she described her eating habits.  "I actually feel that I eat very healthily," she says. "My only problem is that I eat enough for five healthy people."  I feel the same way.

Wonder if there's any way for me to have a meal with Michael and Nigella someday?  My treat.  Or better yet, I'll cook!

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