For over two years now I have penned this food column. I’ve been writing something about anything practically all of my life. Newspaper articles, a couple of books, a couple more unpublished books, a few turned-down film treatments, screenplays, Broadway musicals, even some ad copy.
It has been fun to do even if it didn’t come close to paying the bills as a few ex-wives and girlfriends have reminded me, so the time has come to hang up the old laptop, quit writing all of this nonsense and pursue something else that is a bit more satisfying. Maybe not retiring just yet, just taking a long, long sabbatical. The last one I took lasted six years. I’m thinking, Buddhism, strippers or who knows, maybe even a real job…Nah, but I am serious about the Buddhism thing. I need some balance and some sort of inner peace. Writing just hasn’t been doing it.
I’ve enjoyed writing about the Doomsday that never came, the No-Name Private Eye, the silly take-offs on TV commercials and even some of the serious news about food. (Remember the bacon crisis and the end of Twinkies?) I'll be posting a few of the old articles on Facebook from time to time, but new stuff has just about dried up.
So I thank all of you for putting up with all of this quasi-literary garbage I’ve been tossing in your alley. You have been good friends with a whole bunch of patience. I am sorry I have been force feeding you and I appreciate the polite responses. I have tried to interject some humor while managing to offend almost anybody I can think of. My main themes have been food and hopefully you guys have walked away from this mess with a few recipes and perhaps a smile on your face.
The slideshow has some of my favorite dishes and articles over the past few years. I hope you enjoyed them.
So long everybody.