The long awaited time (at least by myself) has come. After about three
years pondering about a new job and a few months spent looking for one,
I have landed a gig in the land of the
kilt-clad, fried anything-eating men: Scotland. Not my first choice
weather-wise, I have to confess, but it seems Italy and Southern Europe
have little demand for my professional skills. Tough luck... for me and for them. I
am very happy about the job though, and after having spent four years in
what turned out to be professional hell, it is a big relief.
Even if Scotland seems to enjoy a slightly tarnished reputation food-wise (as the Mr Nice of British food journalism, AA Gill, so kindly reminds us), I am looking forward to making the most out of it. Maybe six years spent in the East of Germany – which has a few gems, but that is it– have somewhat diminished my gastronomic needs, or maybe I just can't take some London-centric food-journos too seriously when they shit on the rest of the restaurant scene of their own country. Time will tell. Therefore, any Scotland tips, especially concerning Glasgow and surroundings, will be most welcome.
It is goodbye to Germany. Nonetheless, there will be a couple of Jena-centered last-goodbye posts popping up in the next weeks. It might also be goodbye to this blog. I am not sure if I will continue posting on Il Forno after moving and probaby will only find out once we settle in. The plan is to continue blogging, but how, where and with what frequency remains unclear at the moment.
I have to say sorry to all of those who got in touch and whom I did not reply to in the past two months or so. The job hunt, and successive flat search left me with little free time and completely highjacked my thoughts away from blogging and the web. Quite a few have inquired about IMBB? and its future. I can only reply that at the moment I cannot give my attention to the event, but would be happy to give over the reins to anyone interested and committed to continue running this monthly event. If you are, get in touch and I'll be happy to pass on all the information you might need.
Till next time and Glasgow kisses to all ;-)!