Dear reader, exciting things are afoot, and it’s not just that I’ve baked two loaves of bread, a deadly chocolate cake, a buttermilk banana cake, and a batch of granola in the past 72 hours. No, this is even better, if you can imagine such a thing.

About a month ago, I was contacted by Jessa Crispin, illustrious editor of Bookslut, a whip-smart webzine of book reviews, author interviews, and the like. [“Bookslut,” by the way, is also my new favorite word. I say it as often as possible—three times fast, for extra pleasure.] Jessa has been putting together a new webzine—this time focused on food—and she asked if I might like to contribute. Quicker than you can say “bookslut,” I agreed.

And today, I’m very proud to announce that Saucy is officially up and running, and you can find the first installment of my column “Cook and Tell” here. I’ve had a wickedly good time putting together the concept: each month I’ll offer a dish to add to your “wooing repertoire,” along with titillating—or at least entertaining (stilettos and sugar guaranteed!)—tales involving the dish in question.

I’m cooking; I’m telling; and I hope you’ll come visit me and the rest of the gang at Saucy.