A fond farewell for Elizabeth Large
It is one of the great mysteries of journalism that someone could write about anything -- especially food -- for so long with such insight. There are, after all, only so many ways to describe a crabcake.
Somehow, Elizabeth Large has written about food for the Baltimore Sun for nearly 40 years. Unfortunately for us, today is her last day.
I've been lucky enough to work with Elizabeth Large for the last five years. During that time, I've come to know and admire her conversational but authoritative tone and her wry sense of humor ...
Elizabeth turned Dining@Large into one of The Sun's most successful blogs, proving that despite all the doomsday talk about newspapers, there is hope for journalists in the age of the Internet. Elizabeth has said Dining@Large revitalized her writing, but after years of obsessing over the blog, she was ready to ask for the check (grant me at least one terribly cheesy dining metaphor here).
I can't tell you how much I'll miss reading Elizabeth's reviews, or talking to her about writing, blogging and eating. Thanks for everything, Elizabeth.
After all that mushy stuff, I feel like I need to do something manly, like drink a scotch, eat a steak and smoke a cigar ... all at once.