BYTE ME: Food For Thought, An Attitude of Gratitude
Yesterday I got a personal message of encouragement from one of my Culinary heroes Nigella Lawson. She not only made sure I had to hear her message loud & clear but wrote that sucker down too. It got me to think of how lucky I have been to have the support of some pretty amazing, smart & creative people that really are on Team Single Serving everyday!
I don’t have much to say today but I HAVE to give thanks to those that keep this little dream of mine alive. HA! Gotta love the irony that Single Serving Bytes is blessed to have the service of not just a single person but some pretty RAD people who just “get it”, you dig? Another irony is all of whom, except for Mike Kallio, I actually MET through the internet!
Thank you Shannon Pope for setting the bar high & for always being available to me. It trips me out sometimes how you are at my disposal to create with me, build with me, encourage me, support me, fight with me, laugh with me, cry with me, frustrate me, DAZZLE me, draw me, inspire me, get me & love me. You are my soulmate. I know that’s cheesy but you really are. Without you I really am nuffin’! I love you.
Thanks Mike Kallio for being the first to call me their “Muse”, *snort* HA! I couldn’t find a word that is the male equivalent so I guess you’ll just have to settle with being called my hero. Thanks for opening my eyes & being so generous with me always willing to share your precious time & submerge yourself in all my pink crap when you’re really built for gore & all that scary, icky stuff. I still watch our Single Serving pilot in awe of what we did.
Thanks to Babette Pepaj who is the biggest culinary internet hustlin’ GANGSTER around! I STILL trip out when you answered your own phone at the office when we first came into contact…. Zuckerberg & Tom from MySpace don’t… HA! Thanks for being a CONSTANT source of inspiration & always shouting the praises of the Single Serving name & introducing me to a massive amount of supporters. I was brought up to believe you learn by example, you have been the greatest example of grace, diligence, humility, hard work & strength for me & it has been an absolute HONOR to watch your little baby grow to be a place that so many home cooks & bakers call home. I just adore you & am so dang PROUD of you.
Thanks to my new friends Nadia & Angelique from Bitchin’ Kitchen for inspiring thee CRAP outta me. Nothing like seeing sisters doing it for themselves & I am so grateful you took the time to introduce me to your ROCKING audience as a “Bitchin’ Babe”. I am humbled by your generosity & stand in awe of your mad skills both in & out of the kitchen & both in front of a computer & TV. GIRL POWER RULES, BABY!
MAD props go out to Michael Chiang & Mimi Truong who have to LIVE with me… poor things. Thanks for always supporting me & a special shout out goes to Mimi’s foot & it’s willingness to always be ready to swiftly kick me in the arse. Not only am I grateful that you share your home, dog & life with me. I am grateful for all of your advice. You picked me mainly because of this blog & I can’t imagine it’s evolution had it not been able to thrive underneath your roof.
Lastly for Aly Cleary, my “Al-Star”. Aly’s responsible for getting this message to me loud & clear, actually Aly is responsible for pretty much all things SSB & getting HEAPS of messages to me loud & clear. Aly is SSb’s “Fairy Blogmother” *snort* I wake up EVERYDAY wondering how in thee HECK did I inherit you but I’m glad that I did. This blog would cease to exist both physically & without content if it weren’t for you, hell let’s throw my sanity into the pot too. It’s ridiculous how you’re always there for me but I have to say what I appreciate the most is like with Shannon we are transparent with one another & in this town, especially in this business that’s a trait that’s super hard to come by.
On the Corporate tip, kudos goes out to Jason Pinyan & Eric Greenspan for being out on that grind wheelin’ & dealin’ on the regular. Jordan Harman for giving me my first break & Target Entertainment for taking a chance on me.
Side note kudos goes to my entire Facebook family for encouraging me daily. THANK YOU!
Tune in tonight to Food Network at 9pm EST to watch a new episode of Private Chefs of Beverly Hills