- to relish, to taste, to savor.
I distinctly remember the first issue of Saveur magazine I ever received. It came in the mail sometime during the winter of 2010 – the subscription a gift from my “fairy” godmother – and I plucked it from the pile immediately, making my way to the couch on which I remained firmly planted until I’d fully digested each and every page. Little Women might very well be the only other thing I’ve done that with. I drank up that magazine’s contents from first page to last before it even had time to lose its new smell.
If you look to the right of this post, or maybe scroll to the very bottom of the page if you are reading this on your phone, you will see that I am a finalist in the 2016 Saveur Blog Awards in the category of “Best New Voice,” a fact around which I am still trying to wrap my head. To food bloggers, this is a wonderfully exciting honor and an incredible opportunity for our sites to grow and expand in myriad ways. If you click on it, the image will take you to a voting page where you can cast your vote(s) for bloggers around the world who have been selected as finalists in a variety of categories, chosen by the editors of Saveur magazine. Me and five other wonderfully talented bloggers are in the running for the award that goes to “the best new food blog of 2015 and 2016,” (there will be a reader’s choice winner and an editor’s choice winner), and if you have a minute, I’d very much appreciate your vote! Also, if you nominated Harvest and Honey during the nomination phase last month, then I am so, so very grateful. Thank you! My little blog has been slowly but steadily growing over the past (almost) two years and to be selected as a finalist is beyond amazing to me. Cheezy and canned as it may sound, I sort of feel like I’ve already won.
And so, I will fly to New York City late next month – Brooklyn to be exact – and join all of the other finalists, people whose work I have admired for years coming from all over the world to celebrate together. To say I’m excited is an understatement and, win or lose, you can be sure that I will report back here with stories and the full lowdown on the event.
I feel like a kid at Christmas. Continue reading