I hope your having a Happy Holiday.
This week on The Table Set Nathan, Andy and I naturally decided to tackle the subject of Indpendence Day. We had intended to share some fun ideas to make this year’s holiday a party to remember. But we quickly veered off course. Nostalgia took over and we spent a lot of time talking about the ‘fourthajuly’ celebrations from our childhoods
For Andy, it was the annual bike parade. I can just see him tricking out his bike with flag-inspired frills and hear the simple, joyful flick-flick-flick of a playing card snapping against the spokes of his bike. Or maybe that’s my memory. Still just the thought of it takes me back to the sulpher smells of neighborhood fireworks, and the sting of sunburn on my nose. Some 4th of July long past was the one and only time I ever puffed a cigarette, and it was at my dad’s insistence. Tune in and and get the details.
But Nathan’s memories of fireworks in the desert are the images that most resonate with me now. Desert holidays have become the norm in my life. Palm Springs is just a hop, skip and (a traffic clogged) jump out the 10 freeway. In fact Palm Springs (last year) is where I made this simple holiday celebration video for you. Have a happy, safe (and sane) ‘fourthajuly’! GREG
Greg Henry writes the food blog Sippity Sup- Serious Fun Food, and contributes the Friday column on entertaining for The Back Burner at Key Ingredient. He’s active in the food blogging community, and a popular speaker at IFBC, Food Buzz Festival and Camp Blogaway. He’s led cooking demonstrations in Panama & Costa Rica, and has traveled as far and wide as Norway to promote culinary travel. He’s been featured in Food & Wine Magazine, Los Angeles Times, More Magazine, The Today Show Online and Saveur’s Best of the Web. Greg also co-hosts The Table Set podcast which can be downloaded on iTunes or at Homefries Podcast Network.