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Letter from the Publisher June 2021
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY
"A father is one who carries pictures where his money used to be." Unknown Author
Dear Life Bites Readers,
I wish to honor all the great men who influenced my life, especially the men I was never married to who just loved me, imparted knowledge, and opened doors for me along the way to help me be the best Bonnie I could be. They include religious, professors, publishers, bosses, friends, physical therapists and family members.
I loved my dad, who passed in 1982, and appreciate more today than ever what he went through as a victim of PTSD when he returned from battle in WWII. His love and kindness were an inspiration to me always. My thanks to the ocean of great men that I never knew who totally inspired me through their contributions to all the things I love. Men who inspired me to be the best I could be in every way. God Bless you all and I thank you so much where ever you are.
PANDEMIC HEROES: I wish to continue to honor all the first responders, medical professionals and hospital staff members who have worked so hard to save so many lives throughout the US. These special people have given so much to those suffering and dying from this virus; often their own lives and there are really no words to describe the gratitude I feel and the sympathy I feel for the families of those who have passed during this pandemic.
Please see the Health Minded section to view a personal letter of thanks our President Joseph Biden sent me that I'm sharing with you along with my pride and happiness that he and Kamala Harris were elected to serve our great country. God Bless them, and God Bless our Democracy!
Bobby Flay, Amalfi Restaurant - Caesars Palace
Restaurant News: Bobby Flaly opens fantastic new Amalfi in Caesars Palace featuring seafood delights, as well as steak and divine cocktails with soft opening that will be in full swing mid-June. Reservations will be important so make them!
Le Bernardin New York
See our story on Eric Ripert's Le Bernardin maintaining Three Michelen Stars during the pandemic. Ripert's beloved seafood restaurant located at 155 w. 51st Street has been entertaining the city of New York's movers and shakersfor over 20 years. See story in Chef Profile section.
Jim Clendenen, Au Bon Climat
We offer our condolences to the family and wine making team of Jim Clendenen, founder of Au Bon Climat, who passed away this month. Please see story on his amazing rise to fame in our SIPS section.
Kudos to Santa Barbara FoodBank who have provided food to seniors and families in the Santa Barbara County during the Corona Virus Pandemic. This group is renowned for providing brown bag service and additional lunch programs for seniors, as well as lunches for school children during the year, but they have gone beyond every expectation to keep the needy fed during these difficult times.
Travel News: Viking Cruiuses are moving out of many cities this month and booking cruises into 2022. Things are looking up and people are vaccinating themselves. This vacinnation process will be vitlly important for international travelers. Cruise operators will not book those who are not vaccinated and airlines are expressing the same concerns. Get vaccinated please.
Please support PBS.org and keep wonderful programming like Masterpiece Theatre, children's education content and international news ongoing. Their new season is starting and we want to enjoy all the great shows for another year.
Happy Birthday to my daughter Kathleen, May 30, and Granddaughter Natasha, June 6
Be kind to the Dad in your life and perhaps use the recipes in our issue to please him, especially the Chile Relleno from Doc's in Taos, NM below, or grill him an Omaha steak using McCormick spices.
We hope your Father's Day is peaceful, happy and filled with love. God bless and we thank you for joining us this month. Look for summer holiday recipes and party ideas in our July issue, which will be devoted to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as our Country rebounds from, an insurrection, and quarantines and closures resulting from Corona Virus.
Happy Birthday to my beautiful daughter Kathleen (May 30) who traveled with me on a Viking River Cruise Paris to Zurich last year, and my beautiful granddaughter Natasha (June 6) and also my celebrity favorite Johhny Depp (June 9).
The Historic Taos Inn Chile Relleno
5 lbs of shredded jack & cheddar cheeses
1 red onion diced
1 bunch of cilantro-finely chopped
1/8 cup of cumin
1 1/4 cups of Blue Cornmeal
2 cups of all-purpose flour
Water to texture Should stick to finger and drip off slowly.
- deep fry chiles until skins turn white
- Peel Chiles
- Batter and roll into the crushed tortilla chips
- Deep fry to completion
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