Cooking with MCAS: Tips, Tricks, & Substitutions For Minimizing Reactions & Maximizing Flavor

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Where I’ve been. What I’ve been cooking. What’s coming next.

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My Bag Of Shit I Can’t Live Without — AKA All Of My Rescue Meds For Normal Circumstances
  1. Before things seem truly urgent, drive several hours for a medical test. The hospital is already performing extra screenings, but in a cursory fashion — no one looks at you or your wife twice as you head to the radiology floor. Marvel at the hand sanitizer dispensers, which offer up…

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Allison Bird Treacy

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