I know it’s been awhile, but I think I am ready to come back. The last few years have been a bit of a whirlwind of changes for me and there’s been a deep, deep lull in my creative output; well, at least in comparison to where I was when I was blogging so much.
But don’t get me wrong. I still love food. Maybe even more now than ever. But it’s just a different kind of love.
This new chapter in Shallots Web is exciting because, well, I have no idea where it will lead. All I know right now is that is starts here. Thinking ahead, though, here are some thoughts about how I hope to turn the page:
- In the months and, with any luck, the years to come, I hope to bring on guest cooks, writers, and friends to share their culinary adventures, memorable food experiences, and any inspiration that keeps them coming back to the kitchen. I’ll do my best to do the same.
- I have a new camera, so let’s hope I can manage to use it properly and provide some fancy new images for your eyes to feast upon.
- Finally, I may end up abandoning recipes; I don’t feel that I am very good at writing them, and I like to write the way that I cook – a little of this and a little of that, edit along the way, assess the final presentation, and then enjoy. If anyone out there truly wants to see measurements and steps and directions, I will most certainly oblige – but I hate the thought of writing down something that no one will ever make.
As a sort of final punctuation, I encourage your feedback. I love hearing from anyone who isn’t a spam robot or who wants me to send them money or check out some new computer virus. I love genuine human beings who love to cook, love to eat, and enjoy the company of the same. Here’s to the next chapter.