No matter what we do in life, we all need to continue learning our craft. It only makes us better at what we love.. I started this blog a year ago, jumping in and not really knowing what I was doing. And if we’re really being honest here, I still wonder if I know what I’m doing!
A friend and local food expert teaches a class in food writing, called “Expressions in Food”. It’s instructional in writing blogs, journals, and food reviews so I thought it might give me some insight and help improve my blog I share with all of you. (you’re still out there….right?)
Our first class suggested we bring snacks to share. I had a weekend of Super Bowl, moving into a new office and this class so I decided to bake Pecan Squares, courtesy of Ina Garten. The recipe makes so many I could cover everything with one dish! So I trudged in with my plate of bars, everyone brought their food of choice and our instructor, Patrick brought wine. Now that is my type of class!
For two and a half hours, we shared our interest in the class, drank wine and ate our snacks, all while learning how to describe what we were eating. It was a cornucopia of smells, textures and flavors, from creamy onion dip that jumped off the salty crunch of the potato chip around the plate to the sweet caramel and sandy texture of the pecan squares. What a tasty way to spend my Sunday afternoon!
I left the class, happily anticipating the next one and I hope it helps me to relay to you my love of food and recipes in such a way that you will love to read my blog even more than you do now.
Happy reading (and eating everyone)!