Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Deseret News Article

Welcome Deseret News readers! For those of you who haven't heard yet, I was mentioned in an article in the Deseret Morning News today about food bloggers.

For those of you who are new here, let me tell you my story. I am a computer geek. Some years ago I abandoned the tech industry to go to cooking school at the Atlantic Culinary Academy in Dover, NH. Shortly before graduating, I was interviewed for an article in the Boston Globe about former techies starting over in new fields. I was quoted as saying, "the Internet thing was not panning out".

Around that same time, I was seeking out an internship. I doubt she remembers this, but I emailed Valerie Phillips, the food editor at the Deseret News, asking for advice. Her reply was prompt and thoughtful, and found me working for a season at the Deer Valley ski resort.

As the ski season ended, the Internet thing started panning out. I'm now a QA Engineer at United Online, which really is the best job that I've ever had (Deer Valley is a close second). I'm cooking in my spare time, with a focus on baking. Lately I've been building cakes, such as the 3D Tux the Penguin Cake and the Black Chandelier cake. You may also want to check out my Firefox Cookies and my Ubuntu Cookies.

Thank you for visiting my little blog, and I hope you enjoy your stay!

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