In Jennie’s Kitchen

23 Aug

I read a lot of blogs, but there are a few that really stand out, which I check more frequently than others. ‘In Jennie’s Kitchen, a blog by Jennifer Perillo, is one of them, firstly because Jennie posts great, simple recipes which she tries out in her test kitchen first; and also because what really comes across in her blog is how much she genuinely loves food, as well as her husband, and her kids. Lots of bloggers frequently mention their families, but there’s something I really like about her personal twist. Which is why I was so shocked and terribly saddened to read that on August 7th, Jennie’s husband – Mikey – suffered a heart attack and died. One moment he was playing with his daughter and the next, he was gone.  Jennie writes that she wasn’t home, it was a sunny day and she had gone out with their other little girl. They were together for 16 years and then just like that – gone.

Since her husband Mikey passed away, Jennie has received hundreds of messages from those all around the world who follow her blog. People were asking how they could help, and remarkably it was Jennie who asked that we honour her husband’s memory by making his favourite – Peanut Butter Pie. You can hear about the absolutely astonishing results of that request here: http://bit.ly/pe9w68.  The community of food bloggers out there has rallied around once again.  Bloggers Without Borders are currently raising money to be put into a fund for Jennie’s two small daughters, aged 3 and 8. 

Sometimes it seems like technology has only distanced ourselves from one another. But it’s not always so.  To quote BWB:  ‘Chef John from Food Wishes said it best: “If there’s a stronger, more generous & caring online community than food bloggers, I don’t know what it would be.” ‘.  While you sit at home typing away, not knowing if anyone’s out there reading your words, think about this one story and remember, you’re really not alone. 

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