It’s been a month since I started on the book project! It’s been an amazing experience so far, and I’m so thankful for the farmers, education/engagement folks, and chefs who have made time for me during the busy summer season. I’ve learned so much, eaten freshly-plucked produce from the dirt, dined on some delicious food, and shared my experience with many people.
I took some time off to travel to South Carolina, where I grew up. My family rented a home on Hilton Head Island for a week. Ted and his family drove down from Cincinnati. Tom and his family all the way from Houston.
You know you’re in the South when there’s black-eyed peas and stewed okra on the hot bar at Publix! I enjoyed pimiento cheese several times and indulged in sweet tea. I even met up with an old friend I haven’t seen in seventeen years! He hasn’t aged or changed at all!
Here are some pics from my trip:
I hit the ground running when I returned and did two interviews for the book. Then I did a two day catering gig at Rock Springs. It was good to be back in the kitchen!
Next up: A full week of interviews, and then I head out to Idaho to work a bike ride.
Thanks for all your kind support and encouragement!