Gathering 2


As I reflect on Thanksgiving this week, I realize that food and the internet have one thing in common: they both bring people together.  They transcend borders, languages, and cultures.  In every society, families and friends gather around the table to celebrate and share; and when loved ones can’t be together, the internet allows us to interact across great distances with the click of a button.

Since I’ve started my blog, I’ve noticed a number of visitors from around the world: Canada, the UK, Australia, France, Germany, Russia, the Ukraine, Israel, and the Philippines, to name a few.

To my international readers: I’d love to hear from you.  Please comment on this post and tell me where you’re from, how you found me, and – if you’re a chef – where you work!

To my American readers: Have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving, and may your meal be prepared with love.


About Joe the Baker

Joe the Baker is a classically-trained pastry chef who specializes in French macarons and viennoiserie. He currently sells his delicious confections online, at the Coppell Farmers Market, and at DFW-area gourmet grocers.


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2 thoughts on “Gathering

  • Andrea

    Don’t forget Burkina Faso! 🙂 Although, technically I’m American! ha We’ve never met, but I know your beautiful wife (from France)! I’m not a chef but living in Burkina has made me learn how to make things we miss from home like regular sliced bread, pizza crusts, tortillas (flour and corn although the corn ones are still a struggle…), chicken parmesan, sesame chicken, etc. Man, now I’m a little hungry. We’ve had to learn to do everything from scratch since there aren’t things like cans of “cream of” soups. It’s fun!
    Keep blogging!
    Andrea
    (andreaburk.com)