Another year is gone, and I’ve barely written about it. This is especially sad to me, since so many wonderful things happened.
Every year, I pause at calendar’s end to record and remember the anxieties and adventures that made the preceding months memorable, including an accounting of all the restaurants I visited, and my favorite meals and dishes among them. With this blog post, I initiate that annual tradition.
Last year, I commemorated 2013 with an honest look at my evolving career in photography and explored the blurring edges of my relationship with the restaurant community and my place within it. I questioned whether I could write responsibly about chefs and restaurants, given my increasing professional ties with them; or, whether I should write about them at all. Although I ended that blog post with a fair sense of resolution, those issues and concerns spilled over into 2014, as I considered them anew.