Hopefully I don't get blacklisted for posting this grainy point n' shoot of Michael Ruhlman, because it makes me grin, and grins are in short supply these days. This was just before the closing keynote at BloghHer Food conference this weekend, and Ruhlman was getting ready to bring it on the ballroom stage along with Shauna and Molly. At the conclusion of what was already a great conversation between these three writers, Ruhlman was compelled to stand and remind us that cooking is important (and according to anthropologist Richard Wrangham cooking is what makes us human) pacing the stage with the kind rhetorical passion I can only describe as...Mr. Ruhlman Goes to Washington. I would like to thank him for the boost. Well, I want to thank everyone there, actually. I only made it to one day of the conference, but the lift I got makes me feel like a boat that was dry docked all winter and suddenly plopped into the bay on a warm and fogless autumn afternoon.