Heart’s Delight

Last night’s dinner was lovely. I’ll admit to a more than a bit of terror when Eulipia was slammed by the dinner rush just as everyone arrived from the farm, but soon enough the food started flowing out of the kitchen. People seemed to like it. I did manage to smile for the camera with Lisa after we’d got the soup served.

I am so very, very grateful to Mike Borkenhagen and the entire staff at Eulipia for their incredible generosity. When they all came out to take a bow, I said that it was la cocina de amor, and I meant it. Even at the height of the chaos at 7:00, it was a happy place to be.

And I’m flattered by the compliments to the food. I won’t pretend that I’m not a good cook, but in this case, it’s all due to the exceptional quality and freshness of the ingredients I had the privilege of working with. As I said in my own remarks, if we can’t eat locally here in the Valley of Heart’s Delight, then it can’t be done anywhere. I want to work to fix our local food infrastructure so that the same food is available to everyone.

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