So if you read other Ann Arbor food bloggers, you’ve probably read that a dozen of us met – completely unaided by technology – and had a lovely evening of food and chatting. And so, at risk of being redundant, and also having no pictures to share, I simply say: me, too. I had a lovely time, with people I hope to see more often for chatting, noshing, and changing the world.
I have a hard time meeting new people. I’ve been in town five years, and I think I’ve met maybe five people that I didn’t know before I moved here who I ever actually see outside of work or other people’s parties. Where do you meet folks? And my worst issue, what do you talk about? Happily, Patti figured that all out and announced the topic of discussion right in the invitations. And we all share this passion, so all that awkwardness evaporated before the party even started.
In just a few hours, I got a picture of this web of connections weaving together people and farms and kitchens and caring in this area. And as I poke my nose out of my own garden into other people’s kitchens, I’m finding that what started out as a desire to feed my own family has given me access to something even more valuable than a full pantry: a full community. And maybe that’s what I needed to find in the first place.