Well, it’s been 8 months (hence the title) since my last day at Ballymaloe. I’ve had a few readers ask what I’ve been up to since, and because I can’t figure out how to respond to each one individually, here goes!
When the course ended in December, I returned to Massachusetts to celebrate Christmas with my family, and then moved to Baltimore, MD in January. Why Baltimore, you wonder? Great question. I could tell you that it’s a charming city with a low crime rate and no drug addicts to speak of, but I would be lying. In truth, I was lured here by some guy I’m supposed to call my “boyfriend”.
So, as luck would have it, Baltimore is home to a successful farm to table restaurant called Woodberry Kitchen (www.woodberrykitchen.com), where I promptly begged for and eventually got a job. I’ve been there ever since, learning boatloads every day and trying to keep up with the veteran chefs. We’re totally spoiled with in-season & local produce, deliveries of whole animals that we break down ourselves, artisanal cheeses, and top-quality kitchen equipment—so it’s just like Ballymaloe!
In my spare time, I’ve been continuing to blog (www.binnycooks.com), testing recipes and hoping to build up experience before I eventually throw myself at the Food Network. Wish me luck! And thanks for reading!