It always fells good to be appreciated but maybe tonight I should tell you how much I appreciated all of you and what you all mean to me.
Sometimes in life you received a blow of such force that it takes over your life. None of the familiar things in your life are the same. The things you loved and the ones you found comfort in are no longer there.
You have no choice but to rebuild your life. A new one, that is adapted to your new circumstances. You have no choice but to find new interests or to give more room for your passion.
For the last few years the internet has been my refuge. Online I had the world at my fingertips. I never knew what I was really looking for, until that day of April 2000 when I stumble onto Chef Talk. I could not have imagined such a virtual community. Friendly people always ready to talk about any aspect of food.
When I found Chef Talk, I found a place where I could loose myself and forget. Forget about the pains, the tests and the doctors. Here I found friends. Because of all of you , for a few hours every day I can forget just about everything that goes bad in a day.
Awww, Isabelle, I agree with you. Chef Talk is a wonderful community where all can be a part of the family. Chefs, non chefs, folks who just love food. I really enjoy this group.
And, Isabelle, it just wouldn't be the same without you. I can always count on you to share my cookbook passion and you helped me make my first edible pie crust...I really, really, enjoy reading your thoughts and ideas.