Meet Yaara Di Segni. I have. Yaara is one of my food friends that I actually have met in real life, and she’s become more than a foodie contact on the Internet, she’s become a good friend. We get together for sushi, we meet up for breakfast, and we actually have conversations that have nothing to do with food. With my one-track mind (stay out of this, Ju-Boy, I’m talking about food), that is an amazing feat in and of itself, especially that Yaara and I first met online, almost 20 years ago on a wonderful listserv called Foodwine. Foodwine still exists, and many of the originals are still hanging out in what they call the Cave, but I am long gone, with Yaara as a cherished souvenir.
Meet Ruti Mizrachi. Actually, I would love to meet Ruti Mizrachi. She’s one of those women out there in the blogosphere that when she writes, her words go directly from the computer screen into my heart. I started reading her blog, Ki Yachol Nuchal (We Can Surely Do It), only a little over a year ago, but I feel like I’ve known her forever, even though we have never met in person. Ruti is someone I truly do admire. Her life is all about choices. She chose how she wants to live, where she wants to live and with whom, and she sticks by those choices with such a joy, with no regrets, in such a way that I would love to be the Grasshopper to her Master Po.
Meet Varda Epstein. Varda and I are landsmen. That means our families come from the same area in Eastern Europe. In fact, we share a cousin, Judy, who is the keeper of my family tree. Varda and I met on the Internet, in the Israelfood group. We email each other back and forth, yatter on Facebook and have even met once for breakfast. The two of us have a lot in common, a love of food, a love of family and a love of playing Bejeweled Blitz on Facebook. It’s a family addiction, apparently.
Think of it as a kind of support group. Hello, my name is Miriyummy and I am a food blogger.
Today is Israel’s Memorial Day for those that gave their lives for our country. Today we remember our 22,867 fallen men and women, 183 of whom were lost over the past year.