Well, this is it. I am 31 today and it's raining. My daughter is asleep, my husband's at the office, I am sitting at the kitchen table eating several chocolate chip cookies of my own making and thinking about exactly how to start this thing.
That's kinda how these first posts usually are - awkward like a TV pilot where the history of each character and the reason we are even watching is piled into 20 minutes...
I love Alice Waters. I think she's glorious and the way she birthed a movement all about clean healthy food from small farmers close to where we live is astounding. A few weeks ago, she was profiled on 60 minutes by Lesley Stahl who, while seemingly equally astounded, poo poo'd the notion that regular hardworking Joes and Janes can live and eat like Alice.
It got me thinking, maybe Lesley's right to some extent - I certainly don't have a cook's fireplace in my kitchen - but she's also very wrong. As Alice says, good food is a right, a right our ancestors had and why should we let big corporations tell us otherwise?
So, I'm here to share with you my journey as I try to emulate all the basics of Alice that I can muster while working, raising a baby, loving a husband and doing all the other things in my life I feel I must. Making mayonnaise won't be that hard, right?