As the food editor for a newspaper, I am in charge of writing a weekly column and providing content for a weekly food cover. There are times we run wire copy instead of local, but I’m proud to say we haven’t published a wire food cover since I returned from vacation in late June.
However, because our paper is going through a redesign, with my food section moving from Tuesday to Thursday, I was pretty sure the change in deadlines would mean we’d have to run a wire cover to get us through next week. I even told my editor I didn’t have an idea for next week’s food cover.
She responded by dumping a plastic bag of jalapenos on my desk.
“This is a quarter of what I have in my garden,” she said. “What am I supposed to do with them?”
So now I’m on a hunt for jalapeno recipes. I spoke with Mike of Jalapeno Madness this morning and will go knock on a complete stranger’s house this evening because they had a wheelbarrow full of free jalapeno peppers in their yard the other day.
Journalism is pretty awesome.