Life is so FUNNY!
I recently put a “Hey, I’m moving on!” page up here, as it’s been well over a month since my last post, and even that wasn’t a recipe. Many bloggers I know take pause when they have baby; my baby has been a building writing career, which has shifted from writing about fictional people to writing about real ones.
In the past few years, I’ve written about around 150 chefs internationally for various people (columns on Serious Eats, Tasting Table, and Easy Eats Magazine, stuff on Imagista and in Plate Magazine, and ghostwriting for chefs). I’m now in the beginning stages of two books – one with my photographer Brent Herrig called Portraits and Plates, and the other for some incredible food dudes in the New York scene who already have a gem of a book in the works. I jump between projects and editors and ideas, and I love it, pulling it all together on my reference site, WordsFoodArt.com.
So, yeah, I’m busy. And I wasn’t planning on baking blogging for a while (Lyme stuff is also making balancing work and my body a little tough, and food is back to being limited for a while until some symptoms abate).
But then there’s this dude up there. The chef in a black coat looking up at me with puppy dog eyes at the first (and last) pastry competition (for a good cause!) I entered a few years ago. My Holiday in a Hand Pie won two of the four awards. As it was gluten and dairy free, I was shocked. I had no idea who chef Johnny Iuzzini was when I met him; not the famous restaurant he worked at, the TV show he hosted, or the James Beard award he’d won.
‘Cause I was cool like that. Continue reading