It’s a fiesta this week, but we’re partying Beijing-style. I had the wonderful opportunity to take an online cooking class from Mary Helen Leonard. She taught me and Harms Place food blogger Angela Bell how to make Chinese dumplings. We had a wonderful time. Three hours of cooking, conversation, and food nerdiness. Also, I lash out at Sherry Turkle’s latest column in The New York Times. In “The Flight From Conversation” Turkle suggests that new media inhibit, rather than foster, conversation. My experience this week was exactly the opposite.