Long ago, in another era and career that involved cubicles and quarterly reports, a colleague sat his khaki-clad butt on my linoleum desk and asked me the question that would ultimately lead me straight out the front door.
“What would you do, professionally, if you could do anything?”
The answer came immediately. “I’d write.”
Working beside me day after day, he’d witnessed the frowning and temple rubbing–my career frustration hadn’t escaped him.
At my response, he stood up and put a hand on my shoulder.
“Do it,” he said. “Go find what you love and fill up on it.”
Twenty years later, not a day goes by that I don’t sit down to a blank page and feel grateful for that conversation. Today, I write for a living and have been blessed with bylines in some of the best publications in the world. It never gets old–especially when the subject matter combines three things I love to muse over—people, places, and food.
When the opportunity to pen Unique Eats & Eateries of San Francisco came along, it was impossible to say no. San Francisco is that place, for me, where food and memory are inextricably linked.