Archive for August, 2011

2011-08-30

Hail to More Enjoyment

My brother-in-law, or as he would say mon beau frère, Marc Faubert has launched a web site, More Enjoyment, celebrating food and drink. You can follow him on Facebook, or check out his web site. My kids and I love to go visit because Marc not only really loves to cook, he also loves to show others how to cook to. Both my kids are picking up some great kitchen skills. The following is from the about page of the More Enjoyment web site:

At More Enjoyment we live for food and drink. There is nothing more pleasant than to bring together family and friends around a good meal and let the great conversations flow.

Whether you are a seasoned professional, an amateur cook, or lack any cooking skills at all, More Enjoyment can teach you new skills or fresh new twists allowing you to get ‘More Enjoyment’ out of your social gatherings.

We offer cooking tips, full length cooking videos, cookbook and kitchen tool reviews, and cooking and wine appreciation workshops right here in our kitchen. If you’re not lucky enough to live in our immediate area, we also offer online courses.

Your comments and suggestions are always welcomed.

Hoping to bring More Enjoyment to your life!

Marc A. Faubert

If you have any interest in food and drink, check out the site, and if you don’t perhaps Marc’s enthusiasm will spark an interest in you.

2011-08-29

Challenged

Apparently I am not yet disciplined enough to write when the weather outside is sunny and hot. Which is odd because I have always considered myself more of a winter person. I must start thinking of my self as multi-seasonal for each season has its own pleasures.

I recently connected with author Scott Berkun on twitter (@berkun) and after checking me out Scott said he would be interested in reading a blog post comparing the crafts of carpentry and programming. Craft was Scott’s choice of wording not mine. I am still on the fence about software craftmanship due to the fact that I see software more like literature than like carpentry or other ‘crafts’. I have to agree that this is a worthy subject to explore though it might have extend to 2 or 3 posts as carpentry is only part of what I was when I started programming. Being an electrician taught me that you should know the rules, and not follow the rules at your own peril (I still own the side cutters with three deep notches). As an industrial mechanic I learned the importance of a clean workspace to keep the job going smoothly, and, as a chef, that every day is different and you need to allow for that.

So I hope to have something for you in the next few weeks. Keep checking that RSS feed.

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