This is a highly unusual post… John (ChgoJohn) of ‘The Bartolini Kitchens’ hasn’t posted anything since December 24th. I’ve sent him a few emails, yet I haven’t heard from him. And he unfailingly returns my emails within a day or two. And – if he plans to ‘close the kitchens’ because he’s traveling – he always let us, his readers, know. Which makes me wonder if John’ beloved Zia might be ill…
I know so many people, including myself, have come to love John and consider him a friend. He always has the best ‘tales to tell’ and posts (as many of you know) the most fantastic recipes which have been handed down to him by his mother and his Zia – John’s mother’s sister.
For those of you who aren’t followers of John’s blog – here’s a wonderful post from November 29th, 2014. The post shows both John’s sense of humor and his warmth – and his love for Zia… because November 29th was Zia’s birthday.
Please post a comment if you’ve heard from John – thanks!