As soon as I start writing, I am no longer an essayist but a Food & Wine writer, I know immediately that isn't right either. This is not a new chapter exactly. Nor is it an abandonment of the previous chapter. It's simply a continuation in a life story that does not always have clear delineations between then and now. It saddens me to think I might no longer be the essayist behind amyccollins.com, but realize also the potential for this thread to continue on the next page, with a honed subject and more room to exercise quieter passions, food and wine. Quiet no more. I've re-kindled the passion and proudly picked up the spoon. Follow me to Pig&Vine: Food Wine Stories.
I expect essays will pop up among the wine reviews and recipes I post there, mostly about food and those behind the produce and creation of life's edible bounty. Though I wouldn't be surprised if some of those essays touch on the philosophy of creativity and existence. It is, after all, a blog by me.
I'm incredibly excited about this new project. My whole life I've been hungry, thinking about the next meal as soon as the present one is complete. And many years ago I fell in love with wine, too. I love the mix of science and art involved in making wine, and discovering it as well. It's a perfect marriage really; logic and heart. How funny to have suddenly seen the natural path for me to begin blogging and writing about two things I do everyday, have done, everyday for years now: eat and drink. And more recently: cook and drink.
I want to thank all my loyal readers for your support and continued reading, enthusiasm and support. I hope you will check out the new project, and if you like it, subscribe by email or RSS and share the site with your friends. It is a brand new blog with only 3 posts, though I expect it to grow quickly as I have a slew of wine notes, recipes and ideas (always ideas!)
Big Hug and a Toast!