I received an email from Shawn Askinosie today. Shawn is a criminal defense lawyer turned confectioner. His company, Askinosie Chocolate in Springfield, Mo., makes highly regarded bean-to-bar artisanal chocolate with 10 percent of the profits shared with the company’s cocoa farmers in Ecuador, Honduras, the Philippines and Tanzania.
He was interviewed by an opinion page writer for the New York Times and the piece appeared on Sunday. When asked what he has been following lately, this is what he said:
FOLLOWING: David Lebovitz’s blog. He’s a food blogger in Paris and in my opinion the pre-eminent food blogger. And Internet Monk. You would think it’s a blog about monastic life, but it’s really about having a more inclusive, forgiving and grace-filled spirituality as opposed to judgment and condemnation. And my wife, Caron, is a great writer and she sends me a short, uplifting e-mail every morning. It’s one of the highlights of my day.
Thanks so much, Shawn!
You made my day.