Mr. Sam Sifton is the newly appointed cultural and lifestyle editor of the New York Times. Precedent to that he was the founding editor of New York Times Cooking. He also is a friend. We met over a mutual love of food. He has been kind to include me in the Times a few times with recipes that showcase my love for Latin and Caribbean flavors. Sam is an avid fisherman and makes his way to the Keys … in more normal times to enjoy our famous waters. In a recent column he had some beautiful words I would like to share with you. Sam wrote, “We have to labor to find beauty and pleasure and deliciousness now, weeks into the self-isolation that remains our best bet for flattening the rate of coronavirus infection in the United States and across the globe. We need to seek it out, actively, at odd times of the day and night and more often than not at the stove. There can be a strange new joy in preparing food now, in trying new recipes, in delighting at the challenge of cooking with what you have.” Lovely and true words.
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