night swim

I’ve never met Ana Sortun, but I do count her as an influence. Most directly via the spices she sells at @sofrabakery
Some years back, I staged a cocktail party to celebrate Art Basel in the home of Alex Rodriguez. My service pass was lined with living herbs, a bonfire of candles and Ana’s spices. It was a gorgeous night and I had lots of surprise guests in the kitchen. A few of them even chatted with me about the spices, and then naturally, Ana. 
I felt something of her strength with me, at the helm that night. 
After the party, after serving a smaller group some late late snacks, I went swimming in the pool. The next morning a guest told me he asked Alex what I was doing. And he said, smiling, that’s just what she does after feeding five hundred.