Hello, folks! It’s Friday.
We’ve been trying to bring you new Danny videos on Fridays, and we will again next week. (Soon, he’s going to show you how to flip food in the skillet without a spatula. You’ll feel cool when you know how to do it.)
However, this morning we’re racing around the house, trying to get ready. Today is the first day of the International Food Bloggers Conference, here in Seattle. I’m honored to be speaking on Sunday morning, in a panel on writing about specialized diets. (The talk is at 8:15, so most everyone will be sleepy. I have to practice my dancing to wake everyone up.) I’m thrilled to be meeting nearly 300 bloggers in the next few days. This afternoon, a number of us gluten-free bloggers are meeting up at The Flying Apron bakery, here in Seattle. Can you imagine the laughing and hugging?
On Sunday morning, Danny will be cooking a special lunch for the gluten-free folks: a three-course lunch composed of dishes from our cookbook. We’re all pretty excited about that.
So, as you can imagine, it’s a little busy around here this morning.
I just wanted to leave you with a few interesting facts before we go.
There was a fairly well-balanced, interesting article in the Wall Street Journal about gluten intolerance this week. Thankfully, some parts of the media are starting to understand that this is not a fad or a weight-loss scheme. I appreciate the national media pieces that teach and inform, rather than dismissing.
We want to say thank you to Nurit of 1FamilyFood for asking us to do this interview about our cookbook and our lives.
This one makes me so happy I can hardly say it. If you are in the Seattle area, you have to come to this. The Seattle Mariners, on Tuesday August 31st, are having a special gluten-free night!
There will be a special seating section just for the gluten-free folks and all the concessions in that section will have gluten-free foods: hot dogs with gf buns, gf beer, etc. When I was 11, I wanted to be the first woman in the major leagues. I still get a little shiver of a thrill when I go to the ballpark. We’ll be there. We’re taking Lu to her first game!
Finally, come on back on Monday for a special announcement. You might have fresh gluten-free pasta in your future soon.
While we wait for that, we’d love to know this: what are you cooking this weekend?