The Desk of 170 Cheeses
Deadline Diary, Day 7: Some people make birth announcements; I make cheese announcements. Today, I delivered the final allotment of my 170 cheese descriptions to one Hunter Fike and one Ezekial Ferguson, my second readers at Di Bruno Bros. The manuscript is now 80% finished. One year ago this month, I began drafting a proposal for the Di Bruno Bros. Cheese Guide. Today, it felt great to walk my last hunk of the manuscript down to 9th Street.
Many thanks to all of you who have sent well wishes, mostarda recipes, good vibes, adjectives, and general encouragement my way. It’s been an intense few weeks to get to this point. Needless to say, the mongers at Di Bruno Bros. have been amazing — I have picked their brains clean for pairing suggestions and taste descriptors. Now the recipe testing begins in earnest. Along with fact checking. And comma quibbling. And final rounds of tasting, bien sur, as the final deadline of July 1 approaches.