Almost 40 years ago to the day I was born as a poor black child to sharecroppers in Mississippi. When I was 18 I found out I was white and I moved to St. Louis. Okay so that’s obviously not true but for some reason I couldn’t resist a joke from The Jerk which as it turns out was released on my birthday in 1979. What a hilarious movie. So anyway I just turned 40 and was talking with my family about when I was born.
At the end of July I was given the chance to pursue new opportunities by my employer. For the first time in over 16 years I found myself without the responsibility of a job and the chance at a new beginning. It was a bittersweet feeling. I loved my job and wasn’t looking to change at the moment but honestly I had been discussing trying some new things to take my career in a new direction and now I have the chance with a clean slate. So now what? Read more
I love food! Food makes me happy. The anticipation of a great meal’s expected arrival at the table has been known to make me giddy like a schoolgirl. Yep I said it. Down right giddy with excitement about the moment about to be enjoyed and savored.
There are so many things I love about food. The need to eat connects all living things. Everyone eats. Men. Women. Young. Old. Every race. Every culture. From the moment we are born our bodies understand the need for nourishment even before our minds do. We even start craving foods Read more