Okay, So What Happened to Fromage of the Day?

Two things got in the way of this blog during the last month.  For one, I am doing new signage for the cheese case at Gastronomie 491, (491 Columbus Ave, between 83rd and 84th on Manhattan’s Upper West Side), and the prose rather resembles Fromage of the Day posts.  In other words, I’ve written about 100 FoD’s but rather than sharing them on this blog, I’m sharing them with my customers.  Secondly I’ve been dogged by a series of injuries, small things that weren’t medical emergencies (sore knees, ankles and the like) but things that made my life too complicated to blog regularly.

The injuries are still present; I’m using a cane in deference to a very sore right knee, but I’ve missed this blog too much.  So in the words of a slightly more famous MJ, “I’m back.”



About jmartin437

I've worked in and around the world of high end cheese for 27 years. I've been everything from a department manager who hired and fired and trained staffs to a weekend warrior who shows up ties on an apron the middle of a rush and talks to customers and cleans up the place. I enjoy it all, and I especially like my current situation conducting informal seminars about cheese at area bars and in class at the 92nd St. Y. The current schedule is always up at thejoyofcheese.blogspot.com. In addition I conduct private events that are perfect to lead off birthday parties for foodies and sommeliers and also they make great entertainment for corporate team building events and associates meetings at law firms. In addition, I've been a freelance journalist for 27 years. Currently my profiles of leading musicians and filmmakers appear in the Wall Street Journal and www.theroot.com. I also wrote about sports for the Root, and for five loooong years, which included the entirety of the Isiah Thomas Knicks era, I wrote about the NBA for the New York Sun. I enjoyed writing about basketball so much that I now do it here at rotations for free.
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