For more than 20 years, my family and friends having been saying “You really need to write a cookbook”. I thought the notion silly. First of all, I am not a writer. I am not a photographer either. Hell, I’m not even a Chef! People like Bobby Flay write cookbooks. I’m just a stupid disc jockey. What could I possibly contribute to the culinary world?
Then, something weird happened. If I made a plate of food, snapped a photo and shared it on social media, the response was ridiculous. There would be hundreds of requests for the recipe, and people would share it. I have to admit that it’s a lot of fun but nothing more than a little hobby when I could find the time. I have to be honest, though, I really enjoy cooking and sharing the results. It’s great therapy for me, and we all gotta eat, right? I think that to some extent, we are all “foodies” and we all have something to contribute to the conversation.
For the last couple of years, I have thought of this little project a lot but I’d run to the edge of the cliff and pull back at the last second instead of taking the leap. Well, Geronimo! I am jumping right now. I love doing my radio shows, but there is a part of me that needs to communicate regularly with those of you who like me, have a special appreciation for good food.
The conversation is indeed, about to get interesting.
There are so many things I want to talk with you about. I want to “Hand-Pick” and share the fantastic music I listen to when I’m looking for inspiration in the kitchen, and I want your feedback on everything that ends up on this site. I hope that you will reciprocate. I want to share my favorite techniques, great books, good wine, great local craft brew and my love of nature, the outdoors and fresh locally sourced ingredients. I think you and I can have a ball together. There are some big changes coming in my life. The creation of this website is the first of many. I hope you enjoy this rough draft and will continue to visit as I add more content. Please share with friends who might enjoy this sort of thing and thanks a lot! Warmly, Neal