Lucky 13

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January 31st is the 13th anniversary of The Culinary Cellar!  That’s a lot of blogs, some that I read after someone posts a comment of an old blog, and I had forgotten that I wrote it!  I find that very satisfying, but also sometimes sad as the blog would be about a cookbook long gone after the flood.  I feel gratitude that I had that particular cookbook at all.  But what I feel most grateful for is how many of you still, after thirteen years, still follow and write to me.  I have made so many wonderful friends, even if you are in Australia, England, France, Canada, or so many of our own states, and we have never met except right here on the blog.  Thank you for sticking with me.

I will never forget the kindness of my readers and complete strangers who helped rebuild the cellar and stock the shelves with your boxes of cookbooks shipped to me.  There would not be a rebuilt Culinary Cellar if not for you.

I have had the best time covering issues of the great food magazine of the 1970’s, Sphere, over these thirteen years, from the first issue in January/February of 1972.  I have had more requests and comments from Sphere enthusiasts than anything else, especially for the recipe of a very well-known spectacular wedding cake.

Sphere’s last issue was December of 1978, but in January of 1979 Sphere changed to Cuisine magazine.  That means now I can cover the issues of that great magazine too.  I just started with the first January/February issue this month so I have issues to write about until the magazine ceased publication in December of 1984.

Thank you again, my dear readers.  I hope we have many years together ahead.

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10 Responses to Lucky 13

  1. January 30, 2023 at 3:17 pm #

    Congratulations to you, Debbie! Lots of ups and a few downs over those 13 years but I genuinely appreciate your thoughtful and informative Culinary Cellar postings and marvelous recipes. Here’s hope for at least another13 happy years!

    • January 30, 2023 at 6:41 pm #

      Thank you for those kind words, Janice!

  2. January 30, 2023 at 4:07 pm #

    Happy Anniversary! I am a new reader and feel fortunate to have found you while searching for a particular edition of Cuisine. I look forward to continued reading at The Culinary Cellar.

    • January 30, 2023 at 6:43 pm #

      I’m so happy you found me, Karen! If you tell me the issue of Cuisine you are searching for, maybe I can help. Thank you for writing.

      • February 1, 2023 at 8:17 am #

        You did help! I’m the fruitcake lady! 🙂

        • February 2, 2023 at 7:41 pm #

          Yay! Have a great time making the fruitcake, Karen!

  3. January 31, 2023 at 10:40 am #

    congratulations! I love your sharing of all of your time and talents with us readers!! As you know I love the old Chocolatier magazines as well as soooo many cookbooks. Keep up the good works. I enjoy your posts of your family and love keeping up with all of you.

    • January 31, 2023 at 8:14 pm #

      Thank you, Elaine! I love the old Chocolatier magazines too, and they will be my next series of magazines to feature issue by issue. I hope all is well with you and yours. I’ll send you an email soon!

  4. January 31, 2023 at 6:44 pm #

    Congratulations my dear cooking friend. I love how good food brings good friends together. So grateful for you, the many recipes you have shared, & all of your delightful Culinary Cellar blogs. I look forward to reading everyone of them so don’t stop!! You are a creative encouragement to all of us cooks in the kitchen. God bless you with years of cooking creativity ahead.

    • January 31, 2023 at 8:16 pm #

      Thank you, Kim. You always have the sweetest comments. Thank you for keeping up with everything after all these years.

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