Susan Fahning (snowangel) Retires as Host
Posted 21 May 2008 - 11:34 AM
Please share your thanks for Susan's work and your food- and drink- related reminiscences here. I'll start.
When I first started volunteering for the Society, Susan was the first person to send me a PM and offer her assistance. Over the last 2+ years we've worked together hosting the Kitchen Forums and working on special projects late into the night. Without her working alongside me, those evenings wouldn't have been nearly as enjoyable.
As many members know she was always happy to help people learn how to work with RecipeGullet and of course, for over a year now she's done a stupendous job as eG Foodblog Czarina.
Susan has worked tirelessly on a number of projects and has contributed so much to the Society. Thank you, Susan. We're all looking forward to seeing you posting in the forums as an emeritus staff member.
Pam Reiss aka "Pam R"
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Posted 21 May 2008 - 11:44 AM
"Remember that a very good sardine is always preferable to a not that good lobster."
- Ferran Adria on eGullet 12/16/2004.
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Posted 21 May 2008 - 11:47 AM
However, I hope this will afford you more time for your family, and for posting in your own right! I want to hear more about the old days at the Erawan.
Posted 21 May 2008 - 11:56 AM
actually just my stupid sense of humour, I cannot tell you Susan how much I appreciate and will miss your tireless efforts to whip up support for the blog, not to mention postings of your time as a schoolchild in Bangkok with major beneficial ramifications for us eGers esp. on the Thai food thread while at the same time running your complicated household....'if you want a job done ask a busy person' should be your mantra.....I have always imagined you with a chainsaw or powerdrill in one hand and a butcher's knife in the other, cooking Thai food with the third and hacking up a cabin in the woods with your fourth....hmmm..hang on.......
thank you Susan, waiting eagerly for yr posts...
Posted 21 May 2008 - 12:11 PM
Of course, we all can understand her contributions to eG Forums by reading about butts, larb, and lots more. Her presence in our little Society is immense, and we're all richer for it. Raise your highball of Campari to snowangel, all -- and, Susan, may your glass be ever full.
Posted 21 May 2008 - 01:23 PM
Gordon: MASSIVE, MASSIVE QUANTITIES AND A GLASS OF WATER, SWEETHEART. MY SOCKS ARE ON FIRE.
Posted 21 May 2008 - 02:05 PM
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Posted 21 May 2008 - 06:20 PM
I just made a cornish game hen with chestnut stuffing. . .
Would you believe a pigeon stuffed with spam? . . .
Would you believe a rat filled with cough drops?
Posted 21 May 2008 - 06:57 PM
Posted 21 May 2008 - 07:03 PM
Posted 21 May 2008 - 07:43 PM
I hope that eGulletís loss will be counterbalanced by your having more time to spend with your family, and more time to discuss butts, Thai food, the cabin, and other favorites.
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Posted 21 May 2008 - 09:13 PM
See you in the forums!
Posted 21 May 2008 - 11:14 PM
we first met while cranking out the "cooking for disabilities" course in egci, ummmm.... several years ago. since then we have shared years of meals and life through eg and beyond... and even a very cold, yet thoroughly warming eg soup foodblog together. i personally owe thanks to you, susan, for introducing me to larb and many other thai and se asian favorites. never again will i discard those precious and deliciously potent cilantro roots!
thank you for giving so completely of yourself, for sharing the depths of your energy and experience and keeping us all so well grounded in the realities of food in our too real lives. know that you truly deserve golden kudos and the time and energy to spend with your quickly growing and changing family. looking forward to seeing you post again in the forums. it's cabin time again and thanks to you, those of us who don't have something comparable in our own lives will once again be able to live that pleasure through you.
so, do you get a golden oven timer now?
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Posted 22 May 2008 - 01:01 AM
"She sells shiso by the seashore."
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Posted 22 May 2008 - 01:25 AM
Posted 22 May 2008 - 05:37 AM
I hope 'posting more' means we'll hear from The Cabin this year.
Posted 22 May 2008 - 07:07 AM
It has been my pleasure to get to become Susan's friend and I must say her greatest contribution to EG is her ability to express her love for her family and her love for her life in such detail for all of us to see. That is why I am thrilled to hear she will be giving up her duties so we may see more of her postings about her life and her dear family.
I know she will send Diana to college with pride, love and nuture dear Heidi and take Peter to the state fair and hope he won't hurl. And laugh and love and smoke pork through it all.
I really cannot express here the admiation I have for Susan Fahning. She is a wonderful person
Posted 22 May 2008 - 07:28 AM
Posted 22 May 2008 - 07:54 AM
Thank you for all your hard work.
Posted 22 May 2008 - 11:36 AM
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Posted 22 May 2008 - 12:51 PM
As one who understands intimately what a thankless job hosting can be, thank you. I hope you'll still have time to post as I always look forward to your insights.
Katie M. Loeb
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Posted 22 May 2008 - 04:24 PM
I'll be watching for many more good thoughts and ideas and inspiration from Snowangel.
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Posted 23 May 2008 - 08:13 AM
Posted 23 May 2008 - 08:31 AM
If you ever need me to blog again, I will gladly do so in honor of you.
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