Martha Stewart Living (October 2014)
We're always pleasantly surprised when people ask us if The Bitten Word is our full-time job.
No, the truth is we both have day jobs. And they're day jobs that we love. But once in a while, those day jobs actually overlap with The Bitten Word.
Case in point: this past weekend. Clay works with a wonderful nonprofit devoted to ending childhood hunger in America. This weekend was the New York City Wine & Food Festival, and Clay's organization is one of the two beneficiaries of all the funds raised by the event. So Clay was in New York for several days working the event. One of his jobs was to introduce food personalities who were doing chef demos. (Zach tagged along for the free food and wine. He's no fool.)
Anyway, on Saturday afternoon, Clay got to introduce to the stage ... Ms. Martha Stewart! (Have you heard of her?)
Even better? He got to mingle with her in the green room backstage. Okay, maybe "mingle" is too strong a word. But they get to exchange a few words before the event began. Martha was super busy, and they only really had a chance to exchange a couple pleasantries and talk about the festival.
But it's just as well that's all the time they had together: If they'd talked for even a little bit longer, it's likely that Clay would have blurted out five exuberant, slightly embarrassing words:
"We loved your Maple Flan!"