Eating Christmas

Laurie Notaro Tells What Happened The Year They Served Brie and Blueberries to Her Mother on Christmas

Ah, the holidays. Christmas is all about love, sharing, sweetness and light -- and keeping the antacids handy. In keeping with the spirit of the season, Chow Bella presents "Eating Christmas," in which some of our favorite writers nosh on the real lessons we learn this time of year. Today, Laurie Notaro has a cheesy tale to tell.

Please join us Wednesday, December 12 at 7 p.m. at Crescent Ballroom, as we present Chow Bella's first-ever public reading, featuring several entries from the "Eating Christmas" series, read by the authors.

See also: - Laurie Notaro's Army of Foodies, the Amuse Douchers of the Culinary World - Five of the Most Expensive Cheeses in the Universe

At the mention of the word "brie," I was immediately terrified for my sister.

For the first time in our lives, Christmas Eve was not going to be at my mother's house, and my sister had stepped up to the plate.

"I've done it for forty years," my mom had announced suddenly. "Figure it out on your own."

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Laurie Notaro