I get to be thankful for so many things this week. First and foremost, to you, my readers, for being so patient during this little break I've been on from recipe blogging.
This next tidbit will explain my absence a bit. I spent a number of weeks working on an essay for a fantastic website, Zócalo Public Square, which is hosting a series sponsored by The Smithsonian called What It Means To Be An American. I hope you all enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it. Please click on the link below; it will mean so much to me:
My Essay for What It Means To Be An American, presented by The Smithsonian and Zócalo Public Square
A second reason for me to be thankful came from WCR, the association of Women Chefs and Restaurateurs. They awarded me their Golden Bowl Award last night at their gala, capping off their 2015 Annual Conference. I'm so humbled by this honor and at a loss for words, really, except to express my thanks loudly and to all who will listen. My dear friend, Chef Elizabeth Falkner, accepted the award on my behalf, since I had chemo that day and could not attend, but I was there in spirit. I'm told she gave an impassioned speech for me. She's simply amazing.
Today, I am feeling blessed to still be acknowledged by my peers, two years after leaving my post at Babbo. It really is incredible to have such friends and colleagues.
Yes, I am filled with an abundance of appreciation this week. It is a great feeling.