As I've mentioned in previous posts, I'm working with some great folks to create a new website to showcase our Pizza Quest video footage, as well as exploring the world of artisanship (and not just artisan food, though food will be the key and primary portal into this worldview, along with the people who embody it). I also want to feature links to other blogs that exemplify the themes of our site.
What I'd like to ask of you is to send me a list of your top 3 (okay, I'll take up to 5) of your absolute favorite blogs or websites. I'm looking for interesting and creative; thoughtful, well-crafted writing; delicious and inspiring. I'll look at them all and feature the most popular, and also the ones that seem most congruent with what our new site is all about. Please send your suggestions to me at: email@example.com .
In addition to the new site (launch date still to be determined--I'll keep you posted), I'll continue to keep this current blog alive and well, especially for posting personal news and updates. Also, I want to thank all of you who have started to post to our Q&A boards at the www.breadtechnique.com/Forum . Looks like I'm becoming a social networker despite not knowing what I'm doing (thanks to the kindness and support of others far more savvy than I am in all of this). One of these days I'll even figure out how to properly use my Facebook page (again, I apologize to all who have written to me there with questions or just the desire to connect--I'm still not up and running there, but a friend has promised to hold my hand and guide me through it when he comes to visit. Till then, I can barely keep up with the sites I'm actually using). Apologies also to anyone who has tried to reach me through Linked-In and any other networks--I'm still best reached via regular e-mail for the time being. In addition to the recipetesters address I still check firstname.lastname@example.org .
As the year comes to an end, and what a strange year it's been, I wish you all well and leave you till 2010 with the full "Baker's Blessing" (I usually sign off with the abbreviated version), and hope that it brings you strength: May your crust be crisp and your bread always rise!