Saturday, January 7, 2012

Food Friday-WPR


Serendipity.

I had just written a list of New Year's intentions (I hate resolutions), and was discussing with my husband how I really wanted to bring my cooking, writing, blogging and food tours together to do something really great and fulfilling, when my phone rang.

Kalpana, the producer of Here on Earth-Radio Without Borders, was asking if I would like to be a guest on their Food Friday show. Would I???!! Are apples green? Is chocolate addictive? Do my kids drive me crazy? Is my husband..., okay, okay. Enough.

With great anticipation (butterflies galore!) I sat down with the amazing Lori Skelton On Jan 6th to talk about my view on food, and my experiences that have shaped the way I think about food.

Here's a link for the podcast of the show!

I was nervous, for sure. I had no idea if I was making sense, but felt grateful that I had a chance to bring my thoughts to light. Why me? What do I really have to offer? Geez, I just am a woman who follows my passions, and somehow, food, dance and conservation have all come together. Who've thought?(I know my parents were wondering if I was ever going to use my edumacation!)

I thought the interview went well, all things considered, and my mom was quick to call and congratulate me after the show (she even sent flowers!!). She of course had to comment on what I said about the food we ate as kids. I mentioned how my mom cooked most things from scratch, which impacted me greatly, but I thought some of that was for economic reasons. When my mom called after the radio show, she insisted we had plenty, that we “were just thrifty.” Ahem. Is that why we used duct tape to keep our car windows up, and rope to hold the door closed? Is that why we never had a couch? Or bought fresh seafood? Anyway, I am not complaining. I did plenty of that as a kid.

I feel grateful for all of the experiences that have brought me to where I am, and look forward to a great, giving, successful year.

What passions will you follow this year?

2 comments:

Alyssa said...

Congratulations Otehlia!! That's what happens when you follow your passion. I love how "real" you write.

Otehlia said...

Thanks! I appreciate the comment. Hoping to follow that passion as best I can.