Blog-ebrity David Lebovitz

davidlebovitzOn a hot and humid night in July 2007, I made my first visit to Hidden Kitchen. The “underground supper club” was brand new and still buzzing from a write-up that had appeared on Chocolate & Zucchini. I had brought a new boyfriend and was trying to convince him that I was cool and cosmopolitan. That illusion was shattered when we entered the apartment and a certain someone caught my eye. “Holy crap!” I blurted like a jittery school girl, “you’re David Lebovitz!”

Cornered in the kitchen, David had no choice but to suffer my stalker-like admiration. He was sweet and polite (while inching almost imperceptibly toward the knives) as I rambled on about my favorite blog posts.

bookI was thinking about that embarrassing encounter recently during a dinner that David and I hosted at Hidden Kitchen. A lot has changed in the three years since that first meeting. David has published three additional books and seen his blog skyrocket to become one of the world’s most popular food sites. Hidden Kitchen has transitioned from being a word-of-mouth secret to something that’s splashed across the front page of the New York Times. And I, well, I’ve learned to control myself and stop acting like such a groupie.

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