Last night I searched and searched the dark cave of our basement and realized that I had misplaced my 15 minutes of fame. In June of 1990 a recipe that has been in my family for years was published in Gourmet Magazine. I can still remember the cover of the magazine, with its dewey fruit in a glass bowl, sitting I believe on a table on the island of Capri. So, armed with confidence that I would find this now 17 year old publication, I searched on the web’s largest garage sale, Ebay. Low and behold, a few clicks later, and the magazine, along with 11 other issues from that year, are on their way.
This morning, I thought I would Google the following, Felix Papadakis Gourmet 1990, to see if there was another source for the magazine–just curious I guess. And what do you think came up? A link to one of the most fabulous food blogs I have ever read, www.ulteriorepicure.wordpress.com
And in a June 2007 entry, 17 years to the month, Mr. Ulterior Epicure writes about my Carrot Cake. The law of attraction in action my friends. Here I was searching for the magazine piece about the cake, and was drawn to someone writing about the cake. Powerful stuff.
The recipe has since been included in the Gourmet compilation published in 2004 and has been the subject of a prior blog entry (of mine) entitled, Celebration. I’ve included the Ulterior Epicure in my blogroll……enjoy!