Besides how old-world and delicious consommé is, there are other reasons why I enjoy the ordeal of making it. It takes a long time. It's a cliché but unless you live off the grid, life is too fast and one never ends up feeling like you spend enough time doing any one thing. Slow is good once in a while, perhaps now more than ever.
President and Publisher, McClelland & Stewart
Doug Pepper is President and Publisher of McClelland & Stewart, a division of Random House of Canada (Toronto), and formerly Vice President and Senior Editor of Crown Publishers (New York). He lives in Toronto with his wife and two children.
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