What an eye-opener it was for me to see how many other people enjoy airline food! I was monitoring the comments during my trip and I must say, where have you guys been all my life? It’s nice to know that I’m not alone. Thanks to those who posted their comments. It’s always good for me to know what people think.
I was amused with Fabian’s comment: “Can even lori make airplane food look good with her camera? he he :)”
It’s a fruit appetizer with blueberry yogurt; fried rice with char siew (barbecued pork), Chinese sausages and green peas; a bread roll with strawberry jam and butter; Chinese tea; and orange juice.
How’d I do, Fabian? I won’t even describe the look on my seatmate’s face (an ornery, old Chinese man) when he saw me taking photos of my meal.
Another piece of good news:
Dessert Comes First has been mentioned in the Wall Street Journal!
Yes, THE Wall Street Journal from New York, a most venerated newspaper. The writer of the article, Katherine Meyer, actually emailed me a few months ago:
“I’m working on a roundup of food blogs for the Wall Street Journal, and Dessert Comes First caught my eye. I’d love to mention your blog in the story.”
I honestly didn’t expect to be included in the round-up since she had told me that editors were notorious for chopping articles in the interest of space, so you can imagine my delight when I read Ricky’s comment. As if you didn’t already know, Ricky is famous for his mango torte, is one of my most loyal readers, and my good friend. He posted the following:
Hi Lori, Ricky here. Congratulations, your website has been mentioned in the Wall Street Journal by a writer named Katherine Meyer. I came across it accidentally while searching some news about the Philippines. Here’s the short article:
DESSERT COMES FIRST
Some of the best food blogs are those that read like a journal, rather than just a list of recipes. Maintained by Lori Baltazar, a food writer based in Manila, the Philippines, Dessert Comes First is a mixture of personal reflections, close-up cake shots and a rundown of Ms. Baltazar’s own experiences with a particular treat. (Read her account of a French meringue-and-nut dessert called sans rival.
Though Ms. Baltazar has her priorities right — a dessert is featured in each posting — weaving in her own thoughts and family photos gives this blog a more personal flavor.