Saturday, March 16, 2013

Chef John is Taking a (Real) Spring Break!

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be leaving Monday for Arizona's Valley of the Sun, for a week of baseball, golf, and not working on a video recipe blog. I’ve done a ton of traveling since I started this blog, but never actually gone off-line during any of these “breaks.” 

No matter where I’ve gone, or what I was doing, I’d find a few hours late at night to jump on the laptop to catch up on emails, answer blog comments, and crush trolls on YouTube. However, this time I’m planning on going completely “unplugged.”

My friend Anna from Allrecipes.com will be moderating the blog, fielding your questions, and generally keeping an eye on you until I get back. I’m sure you’ll treat her with the same good cheer that you show me, and other than being much less of a smartass, you really shouldn’t notice much of a difference.

Despite my great escape to land of the well tanned, we’ll still be posting two brand new videos this week, including a recipe that’s been one of the most requested food wishes of all time. So, stay tuned for that, have fun while I’m gone, and as always, enjoy!

27 comments:

Donna said...

Enjoy your well deserved break chef John.
Have fun and take care.

Jef Willemsen said...

:) Well, let me be the first to wish you a happy and foodwishes-delivery-stress free holiday Chef John, no one can deny you don't deserve a little R&R...

Judy said...

Awww I will miss your updates, but you totally deserve a vaykay! I live in Phoenix--so you will be in my neck of the woods! Just a warning--it is ALREADY getting hot! I hope you enjoy the trip very much!! Look forward to "seeing" you when you get back! Have fun!!

Mark Anderson said...

Have fun, Captain

Crystal Snyder said...

Have fun Chef John! You totally deserve a break! Don't get sun-burnt! Extra crispy Chef isn't a good recipe.

The Amazing Fluff said...

I hope you have a great vacation!

Thomas S said...

Have fun, Chef! We were wondering when you were going on vacation!

Chris K. said...

Check out Los Dos Molinos while you're in Phoenix. Great New Mexican food. The farmers market in Guadalupe is worth a look too. Really nice people there.

Chez Denise et Laudalino said...

Enjoy! You deserve it!!! Drink lots of beer, and enjoy the sunshine.

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Elle McGrath said...

i hope you enjoy your spring break! :)

Chef John said...

Thanks all! Looking forward to it!

Unknown said...

Have a wonderful time! You deserve it!

Marianne Bush said...

Go Giants!!! Have fun and enjoy your break. It's well deserved.

Chels said...

Talk about dedication you deserve a really long break! Enjoy sunny AZ. And as always Enjoy!

Steve Kennedy said...

Have a good restication.

Joey said...

Have a fantastic holiday, Chef John :) we'll miss you!

Kevin said...

As always, Enjoy! I recommend a pinch of Cheyenne with your Bloody Mary

S/V Blondie-Dog said...

Hi Anna... tell Chef John that I wished him a happy vacation.

btw, I'm single and looking... feel free to call me maybe. :)

Gabriel Avila said...

You are friends with the "ALLRECIPES"?... Asides trying and loving many of your dishes, only one other place I trust with my cooking. THE "ALLRECIPES". Love the videos. Have a good week.

Gabriel
(Goofy Cook/Aspiring Chef)

Phil said...

SEE YOU SOON DON'T EAT TOO MUCH ;)

Thom said...

Three weeks ago I was in Az for Spring Training...what a great time! Here are a few of my favorite food tips: Alice Cooperstown for "The Big Unit" and the oddest melding of Heavy Metal and baseball I've ever seen. All food here was at least "Brew Pub" quality, though the Big Unit is something special. Matt's Big Breakfast for, duh, breakfast. Everything here was excellent. Scratch pancakes and other great eats. TGI Friday's within Chase stadium. Hey, its a Fridays, but it has a helluva view. Seriously worth at least a beer here. Lastly, Chompies Deli (1160 East University Location). Three words "Original Jewish Sliders"! Don't ask questions, just order them!

annelies said...

Cheer Timmie on. It sounds like he's having a rough start. Go Gigantes!

Andria said...

Have fun chef! Don't you worry about us. We will behave as usual. :) And cook like crazy! lol

Cassidy Anderson said...

phoenix is my hometown! sadly i haven't been back there for almost 2 years. hope you're having fun & enjoying the beautiful, warm weather & awesome mexican food! :)

Humphrey Addison said...

Hi Chef John! I hope you enjoyed your vacations and having the un-forgetful memories.
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Alexandra Amanda said...

Have a fun John. You are friends with the "ALLRECIPES"?..I visited it and loving many of your dishes. Thanks for share and keep it up.
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