Jen and I have taught a bunch of classes over the years, and we’ve always loved doing it. From Brooklyn Kitchen to ICE to the 11 stops on our book tour, spreading our love of cooking and candy is one of the most rewarding things we do (and we don’t do it nearly often enough).
Writing posts for the blog — one of my favorite things to do — often gets bumped to the bottom of the to-do list. “It doesn’t need to happen to get the company through to the next day, week or month,” I think; “it’s fun, so it doesn’t seem like work”; “who reads these posts, anyway”; “I don’t have anything interesting to say today”; and on and on.
Ah, autumn. Time of crisp, gorgeous weather; juicy, flavorful apples at the greenmarket; greatly increased frequency of Mr. Autumn Man sightings; and, of course, a grotesque cavalcade of “seasonally”-flavored treats available at a drugstore/coffee shop/bodega near you.
One thing you should know about me is that I have a soft spot in my heart for terrible junk food. I don’t buy that much junk food as a rule (that ish is expensive!), but I always take note when I see or hear about new, weird flavors of candy or chips.