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Dear Liza, Love Jacqueline

April 10, 2020 | Frank Bonanno

(Liza’s work hat) Dear Liza, You asked for a letter of recommendation from me three weeks ago, and it’s turning into an impossible task.  Am I to unemotionally provide an account of your successes at Bonnano Concepts the past seven years? List your accomplishments in the form of a weighty encyclopedia? How you were hired
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Special Note and Commitment

March 11, 2020 | Frank Bonanno

Were you mesmerized by your computer this morning? Unable to pull yourself from the updates on your phone? Googling things like “Best protection Corona Virus” and “hand sanitizer recipe” and “Jared Polis State of Emergency”? “Tito’s”? Like you, I’m at my computer, on my phone, in my kitchens, and at my businesses, closely monitoring COVID-19 as
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View from the Other Side of the Swinging Door

February 14, 2020 | Frank Bonanno

Jacqueline wrote about Valentine’s Day, starting with a view from 2003. I’m starting with January 31 of this year, because if you’re a cook, Valentine’s Day starts in January. Really, it’s been hanging out there since November. Someone might ask me my favorite way to prepare a turkey or pie, and my answer is, I
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View from Your Shoulder, Valentine’s Eve

February 14, 2020 | Frank Bonanno

  (That’s Lynn Whittum in the photo. See her tension, waiting for diners on a big night? For 25 years, Jacqueline and I experience Valentine’s together, but differently, and we wanted to explore that. This is Jacqueline’s take . . .) It’s February 14, 2003 and I’m sitting on a cooler in the Luca kitchen,
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