Long-time Palm Beach Post Food Editor Jan Norris retired on August 12 and wasted no time in going right back to work.
She was up until the wee hours of the morning creating a blog that anyone who is interested in food, Florida facts and fun stuff will love to read. I happened to wake up at 3:30 in the morning and decided to see what was happening with the various hot spots in the tropics.
This email from her was waiting:
Man, it’s a lot of work — all those crazy links.
But: I even linked to Harry Belafonte on YouTube — in a piece about ackee!! And posted my own photos. So, I’m gettin’ there.
Will start doing recipes tomorrow and maybe cookbook reviews if I get back in time.
Will work in your bike site tomorrow when I talk about old days at Lake Okeechobee and fish fries, etc.
goin to bed now, however.
and matt — i don’t give a flying fig *if *Google is 24/7. Norris isn’t.
The next thing I knew, it was 4:30 in the morning.
There’s nothing cyclists like better than food. Jan’s site is going to be a great place to hang out.
Just don’t go there in the middle of the night.
2 Replies to “Florida Food and More from Jan Norris”
I enjoyed all the pictures of Jan’s last day or the FINAL DAY! to put it correctly. Jan’s website is really going to take off. She was even directing me as I took the pictures of the ackee. See you soon and good luck. jimmy
Thanks for swell props for my site. I’m beginning to really get into it.
You’ll have a heck of a lot more time to work on yours now that you’re FREE!
Congrats on the longevity, even if you didn’t get the TV…
There may be no letters to the editor complaining of your absence, but I can assure you that you’ve left huge shoes to fill.
Certainly for your keen expertise in the phone work and keeping everyone on an even keel in the face of extreme chaos, at times.
But for most of us, it’s the quirky, down-to-earth humor, sensible observations, and advice you were ready with at a moment’s notice that will be missed.
Personally, I’ll sorely miss being able to punch 4486, and hear, “Telecom: Steinhoff” — and then, “Come on up.”
Best wishes for happy trails always!
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