Margaret McArthur (maggiethecat) retires
Posted 04 October 2008 - 03:47 PM
Thank you, Maggie.
I'm sure that she will be the first to tell you that she's far from satisfied, but convincing her to take on the job was one the smartest things I've done in my work for the Society. During her tenure, she published more than 70 articles, many of which have been featured in other media outlets, a few of which have led to book deals and awards, and all of which underscore our mission of being the best place to discuss food and promote food literature anywhere.
She worked tirelessly to present interesting content, cajoling writers -- old-timers and new talent -- and prodding publishers to grant the Daily Gullet exclusive content and access to many notable authors. And anyone who worked under Maggie's editorial tutelage knows what a gift she has for finding the right phrase, sequencing an exposition and for knowing the difference between "further" and "farther."
Let's hope this gives Maggie more time to post -- after all, she started many of the most popular and interesting topics in eG Forums.
Thanks again, Maggie. See you on the boards.
Posted 04 October 2008 - 05:04 PM
Posted 04 October 2008 - 05:31 PM
...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)
"Never call a stomach a tummy without good reason.” William Strunk Jr., The Elements of Style
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Posted 04 October 2008 - 06:39 PM
How will Daily Gullet live without her.
The champion of the little black dress
And tales of our own MOB seamstress.
Swans and streusel , onglet, bacon and eggs
Smoking outside with sandals and bare legs.
Aunt Martha’s hot iron transfers, my dear
The artisnal prezzie season is near.
Caring for mother as she watched her die
Aterwards, her cooking mojo did lie.
Margaret, our own poet laureate
Everything you’ve written is just so great.
Three days in iambic pentameter
A big loud round of applause is due her.
Edited by snowangel, 04 October 2008 - 10:27 PM.
Posted 04 October 2008 - 08:15 PM
Posted 05 October 2008 - 09:20 AM
But most importantly, you are a friend for whom I have great respect and admiration. I am lucky to know you, and those who have enjoyed reading these forums -- which you greatly enhanced via your work here -- are just as fortunate.
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Posted 05 October 2008 - 12:25 PM
Posted 05 October 2008 - 03:51 PM
I humbly read each article you sent me
How otherwise, because I know how hard
It is bare the literary thee?
It felt as if with sadness or with glee
You’d shown us through the Inside Aisles with Mom
Or shaken golden loquats from their tree.
Tim Hayward, Steven Shaw and Rachel D
Ivy and her pillows, Babbling Brooks
Chris Amirault, Dave Scantland, Janet Z.
A letter in my mailbox from Miss P.
A neighborhood in Pittsburgh from Diane
Those silly Smackdowns – Sunday evening glee!
And many thanks to you, dear Peter G.
To point out one missed tercet first time round
Where would I be sans readers such as thee?
A Villanelle’s too short to thank each writer
Who wrote and dropped those adverbs and rewrote.
My gratitude’s enormous, don’t you see?
I felt as if each word was just for me.
Write. Read. Discuss!
edited: Oops. Emotion made me forget poetic structure.
Edited by maggiethecat, 05 October 2008 - 05:32 PM.
Posted 05 October 2008 - 04:29 PM
THANK YOU -- volunteers make the world go round.
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 05 October 2008 - 05:06 PM
Thanks, Maggie. You're the beans.
Posted 05 October 2008 - 06:46 PM
What can I say? I only hope this means you'll have more time to post along with the rest of us mere mortals. eGullet just wouldn't be the same without your own special brand of wit, wisdom and smarts. Not the same at all...
Best wishes to you and I hope we've not heard the last from you. And I still hope to break bread and raise a glass again some time in the not too distant future. It was a distinct pleasure meeting you.
Katie M. Loeb
Booze Muse, Spiritual Advisor
Author: Shake, Stir, Pour:Fresh Homegrown Cocktails
Bartendrix,Intoxicologist, Beverage Consultant, Philadelphia, PA
Captain Liberty of the Good Varietals, Aphrodite of Alcohol
Posted 06 October 2008 - 03:39 AM
Hanging with you & the Heartland crew at the first pig pickin' ranks right up there with my fondest memories.
Edited by hjshorter, 06 October 2008 - 04:10 PM.
In Good Thyme
Posted 06 October 2008 - 09:01 AM
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 09:23 AM
The other day, folding out of the dryer a newly-scored vintage pink kitchen towel I mused idly is this huck or some kind of small-gauge pique, came down on the side of pique, and then thought I would take up with Maggie in future correspondence the relative merits of the two weaves.
If she wasn't too busy making paper from scratch before writing on it in iambic pentameter or hand-rolling a hem on a silk charmeuse evening gown or re-reading one of the classics because she couldn't swear 100% whether the allusion on p. 313 was Biblical or Greek. No rest for the unwicked.
~ Observing Taco Friday since 2010 ~
Posted 06 October 2008 - 10:58 AM
Posted 06 October 2008 - 07:24 PM
more posts, please ! You are one of the few whose posts I read, regardless of topic............
Posted 06 October 2008 - 08:58 PM
Posted 07 October 2008 - 05:10 AM
You'll never know how much I appreciated your help.
Be like the bird that, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings.
Posted 07 October 2008 - 09:42 AM
Posted 07 October 2008 - 11:30 AM
Posted 07 October 2008 - 06:58 PM
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Posted 07 October 2008 - 07:29 PM
"I don't care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members." -- Groucho Marx
Posted 08 October 2008 - 06:55 AM
Chef, Curious Kumquat, Silver City, NM
Posted 08 October 2008 - 03:11 PM
Thanks. A real role model.
Posted 10 October 2008 - 08:55 PM
Oh my, I had to take out my frilly apron and sully it today! I wore heels and had a martini as well.
Thanks. A real role model.
PM me your address. Who knows what apronly frilliness might show up USPS?
Apron Lady in LBD with a martini and aching bunions from wearing the heels. Anne, your job here is really important. I salute you.
Posted 13 October 2008 - 09:50 PM
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Posted 14 October 2008 - 07:14 PM
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