The Perfect Portfolio

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Things they don’t teach you in art school: The cardinal rule of first meetings with potential clients-bring goodies. The strongest portfolio in the world pales besides a tin of freshly baked blueberry muffins or biscotti. Simple cooking is a lost art, and many have forgotten how much better real food is. Most folks have no idea that biscotti is not supposed to have the texture-and taste-of concrete.

The muffin tin belonged to my grandmother and bakes perfectly-the trick is never washing the pan. The lovely patina is over eighty years old.

(And yes, I did leave with a signed contract.)


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