Is this the life or what?

God love this internet thingamajig. I set out to make potica, and Slovenian grandmothers offer me recipes. I announce I’m making naan, and bakers from India weigh in with tips and advice. Has a baker ever lived that’s as blessed and lucky as I am? I think not! Thanks to all the readers and contributors out there who make this site possible.

10 thoughts on “Is this the life or what?”

  1. My mom ran a catering business. One of her gigs was an monthly dinner that was focused on one nations food each month. It was a great learning experience for me for sure. But the thing I didn’t really appreciate until I was older was that every month as we were cleaning up some grandmas would show up & say “you did a nice job on ‘X’ but you need to (add/change/delete) ‘Y’. Some times they would show us techniques . It was amazing! Some cooks try to hide what they know but the really great ones share and make the world a better place.

    Your a great one for sharing & it makes me happy to know others want to share too.

    1. What a wonderful thing to say!

      Thanks so much for all your encouragement, Frankly. Have a great weekend!

      – Joe

  2. I feel sorry for people who feel so guarded with knowledge and sharing. I can understand for a business reason to keep your recipes to yourself but otherwise helping others learn and grow is so much more fulfilling than hoarding what has been learned. I agree you are a great source for information and your blogs are fun too. A great combination–information and entertainment. I will also give you kudos for responding to questions or arguments. So many sites “seem” open to comments and questions but if you ask a question, you never get a response. It’s hard I’m sure to respond to all questions or comments but it’s nice to know one site that will make the attempt. Thanks!

    1. Thanks so much, Linda! I deeply appreciate that. We live in an open-source world. It’s true for code, it should be true for food as well. Nothing on this blog is meant as definitive, hopefully it’s all a launching pad for further improvisation.


      – Joe

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