One of the joys of keeping a food blog is the people I see in my everyday life and their reactions to it. Some love it, some appreciate it, some get it, some don’t, and some have never thought enough about food to understand it as a concept. Some people check in regularly and some periodically ask to be reminded of the address, and some of the people closest to me say things like “you have a blog? What’s a blog?” about four times a year when they hear someone else discussing it.
Calderone is one of the people I see on an everyday basis who fits nicely in the middle of the group. He knows about augieland, he has appeared in it, (he has paid for one of the meals reported on), and when we talk food he seems to respect me as someone with an opinion; not much more, but not less. Kind of how I wish all people would view my opinions and me. They are informed, thought through, genuine, honest, and above all just the thoughts of a guy who places a great priority on the joys of food and wine in his life.
Yesterday Calderone married Cher and Wife and I were delighted to be in attendance. It was a beautiful affair, the kind of thing everyone should get to do once a summer; gather with friends, acquaintances, and friends of acquaintances, under a tent on a beautiful summer’s eve, with music suited to dancing, and an open bar. Here is the porn of their meal: