Some people cannot stand to know how a story ends until they experience it for themselves. I am that way with movies, books, and dinner parties. This is the learning-by-doing side of me that fuels this blog and the cooking that goes with it. (Yes there is pedagogy in all my projects, it seems, but we wont let that ruin all the fun.) Along the way, it is useful to engage the other more refined side of me– the planning backwards “school marm” control-driven side. The side that is currently starting an argument with my other side about cleaning out the refrigerator this morning and doing a complete kitchen inventory before shopping for our Thanksgiving meal– instead of just walking every aisle of the…