Hello my faithful and other readers. Once upon a time this blog was close to my heart, and then I was distracted by other aspects of life. I have been, that is, faithless, and I have not been writing regularly or doing as good a job with visuals and keeping up with blogging. Keeping up is part of what defines blogging. And yet, when it begins to feel like an enormous obligation. . . well, that is part of what led me away. Thank you so much for your patience and for your support IRL and in the blogosphere.
Bibliochef has returned. I have removed ties to my professional life (as you will see looking at the side bars) and am fully intending to revamp and update various aspects of how I post entries. So far I have deleted loads of blog and other links on the side bars, as of March 17, to try to get more up to date (loads of those were just dead) -- though a lot of what is left are more archival than current since some of those bloggers seem to have moved on to other platforms (or lives). But it is a start.
I am likely to leave this entry at the top and tweak it fairly regularly. So a re-reading on occasion is warranted.
Since returning you will have seen entries such as:
A foodie announcement from the National Women's Hall of Fame commented upon!
Reflections on Murder with Macaroni and Cheese, a Mahalia Watkins mystery, by A. L. Herbert
A Review of Naomi Duguid's cookbook entitled Taste of Persia: A Cook's Travels in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan
And more. What should you watch out for that is coming soon? Watch here for new book reviews, new restaurant reviews, and maybe (just maybe) some cooking itself. In particular, you will see at least the following in the coming days, weeks, months, etc.
- Ruminations on the series Chef's Table, binge watched and posted!
- Re-reading -- The Last Chinese Chef, finally posted!
- Discussion of Tom Nealon's Food Fights and Culture Wars
- Reflections on Urban Dining (aka ordering in)
Again: thank you friends and dear readers for being there when I "come back".