One of the aspects I love about blogging is the live exchange of information that can occur. One can meet a person in "real time," make a connection and have a conversation, or an argument.
A few days a go a friend of mine handed me a one page article torn out from an industry magazine. The headline of the piece was "Bloggers v. Chefs." Although the author of the piece made the point that bloggers and chefs need not be natural enemies, the splashy headline irked me.
The author of the article, a gentleman who knows a weighty amount about both chefs and bloggers, was Michael Ruhlman. I met Mr. Ruhlman about 8 years ago when he came into the kitchen of The French Laundry to write what may well be considered his Golden Door of Opportunity book, the cookbook for the restaurant.
After reading the article I wrote a letter to Mr. Ruhlman, hoping I could have his ear about what my own experiences have been regarding being both chef and blogger. Much to my surprise he wrote back almost immediately and asked if he could publish my letter.
My hope was to start an exchange with far more readers than I have here at Eggbeater, and already there are a dozen comments... Please check out the blog post here.