After twelve years of writing my blog, and over fifty years of collecting cookbooks, this hobby and passion is still within me. That has never changed but certain events out of my control in the past few years seriously challenged my thought process and I wondered if it was time to quit the blog. But I didn’t want the joy I felt when writing and sharing the love of cooking with anyone who reads my blog, to end. I absolutely believe that cooking good food and sharing it with others leads to a fuller life. It brings people together, shares memories that give comfort, gets conversations going, and we learn about each other. Food is a powerful force.
There is a person I would like to tell you about who came into my life over thirty years ago and shared these same beliefs. Her name is Lisa Keys. Lisa was here when The Culinary Cellar was in its infancy and was here a few weeks ago. One of the first things she wanted to do was go downstairs to see how the cellar had changed since the devastating flood that completely destroyed it and all my cookbooks were gone. Yesterday she wrote a blog about it and I want to share it with you. Please go read it here and you will see why I didn’t give up the blog. It was friends like Lisa, my family, and all my readers who kept me going. I hope you all will stay with me in the years to come.
Go to Lisa’s blog, Good Grief Cook, and read more about Lisa and her amazing story and why it has that title.