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Former Post-Dispatch reporter and food scribe Ellen Sweets is setting the cookbook world on fire with her cooking memoir,”Stirring It Up With Molly Ivins.”  Sweets’ roots are in St. Louis and her family once published the St. Louis American, but food writing took her to Texas where she became a friend of the raucously liberal syndicated columnist, who had a particularly pointed pen for the Republican puffery.  Sweets wrote the memoir with recipes after Molly’s death four years ago.  The tome is getting high praise from reviewers and is #87 among cookbooks in the rating.  She’s in town for a book signing at Left Bank Books at 7 p.m., Dec. 13.  She’s been on the signing circuit all over Texas, New Orleans and the Beltway.


The columnist doesn’t think guv Jay will ride in a state car to the July 31 commissioning of the USS Missouri submarine in New Groton, Connecticut. . . Quondom P-D scribe Ellen Sweets has completed her biography on columnist and best-selling author of Molly Ivins, which is heading to the publisher from Sweets’ homebase in Austin, TX., where Ivins died in 2007. Ivins will be remembered as a George W. Busch-basher. . . Jarrett Medlin has been upped to editor-in-chief of St. Louis magazine, succeeding Stephen Schenkenberg, who is relocating to Berlin. . . Longtime Tony’s maitre d’ Herb Cray has been discharged from rehab at Delmar Gardens West.

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