I ran into this friendly guy at the Barnes and Noble in Emeryville. We were both looking at the remainders section. I was looking at a slow cooker cook book and he was looking at a large format pasta recipe collection. He struck up a brief conversation when he asked me whether or not I liked having a slow cooker. It was fun talking food with this interesting stranger who is trying to improve his cooking skills. It’s always pleasant to run into someone who has similar interests. I hope we cross paths again soon.