Well hello again dear Simon. Sorry I wasn’t too active earlier, I haven’t been in the best of health(Hay fever due to heigh pollen count where I live). Needless to say I have another question for you. If you wish to disclose, what is one of the most memorable interactions you have had with one of us Gentle Readers?

Braiding her hair as she sat on a park bench.

I should mention that I am present on social media


I use my Instagram account “Simoniscoolandlikescoffee” to post images of food. Food I’ve bought at restaurants and food that I’ve cooked myself. I find that to be the most expedient way to do so. I also occasionally post images of bees and memes I find amusing. I’d like to begin using it more but have no idea what I’d do with it.

My twitter account is almost exclusively publishing, business and political in nature. Largely because it’s my understanding that Twitter is considered to be more professional in tone. @SAnthropophage for that.

You can find my website and subscribe to it via email. If you do this, any entry I post will be sent to your email, for you to read whenever you wish, without having to visit my site. I post all manner of things on there from recipes to historical discussions, and while I do share the entries on this site as well, they can get lost on Tumblr, while they cannot be lost on the website. It will also contain extra information you cannot find here, as it is the original home of the experiment in its first form.

I have both a personal Facebook and a fan page for my books.

I have a Pinterest also and use it to find antiques, images of things to do with the Spawn, food and so forth.

I have a Youtube but all it is used for is the posting of the yearly flaming cheeseball and my music playlist for all to share, if they wish.

I’m sure I have a few others, though cannot recall what they are. What social media do you think I should use?

I’m not sure what else I should have.

I also follow back reflexively, so do be sure to tell me not to follow if that is an issue. On tumblr it is the opposite. I wait to be invited to follow before  I follow back.

Have you any tips for cutting food straight? I always start out fine but end up making a slice extra thin on the other side. With everything! Bread, meat, cheese, processed meat (with no grain), fudge, butter.. Google isn’t coming to my rescue, it just wants to teach me to chop veggies.

A mandolin. Find ways to cut things so that they have a flat surface sitting on the cutting board. There are also uniform press cutters if it’s that important to you, honestly, though, cooks just do it by muscle memory