DePauw Junior Contributes Valentine's Day Piece to NUVO
February 14, 2004
February 14, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - An article written by DePauw University junior Seth Kinnett is featured in this week's edition of NUVO, Indianapolis' alternative newspaper. The story, entitled "A garnished seduction: Strategies for preparing dinner for your date," provides timely culinary tips for Valentine's Day and beyond from Indianapolis-based executive chef Jeff Caruso.
"My first lesson: Don't tip your hand too soon," Kinnett writes. "Caruso says, 'Don't serve a heart-shaped muffin on the first date. In fact, don't serve her anything on the first date.' Point taken: Dine out on your first date and let a professional handle the garnish, eliminating any potential for miscommunication or premature Freudian psycho-garnish-analysis."
Kinnett, who is studying at Oxford University in England this semester, credits three DePauw English professors with nurturing his talents. "I never really thought about magazine writing before I met Tom Chiarella. But his writing successes, along with his encouragement and that of Greg Schwipps made it seem possible. As I was preparing this garnish piece, both Tom and Greg suggested I speak with Lili Wright to be sure I was asking the right sorts of questions for the interview. I'm beyond grateful to Tom, Greg, and Lili, and a number of the other members of the English department, for helping me develop as a writer."Back