|Reflecting on 100 issues of 501 LIFE|
|Tuesday, 19 July 2016|
by Don Bingham
We all have many acquaintances and friends along the way, and one of my younger friends likes to adorn the cologne Allure Homme by Chanel. I liked this fragrance and decided to stop by the men’s fragrance counter and purchase a bottle for myself. I had also seen a Chanel necklace that I liked and did considerable research on the piece to purchase for my wife. The study of these two items has brought me to a reaffirmation of the joy of doing things with quality and excellence — even in foods and hospitality!
Coco Chanel, a fashion figure, continues to influence many. As I reflect over the delight of celebrating 100 editions of 501 LIFE, I am reminded of the recipes that you, the reader, seemed to enjoy a lot and continue to use to this day. My joy is in saying “thank you” to all of those who have shared with 501 LIFE — your desire for “all things quality” — even in your culinary enjoyments.
I looked back through the 100 copies of 501 LIFE and discovered many of these recipes that you have submitted. I found those during interviews with restaurant owners and families, each sharing their traditions around the table.
Included here are some of those favorite recipes from many of you as well as some of my favorites from my collection. This is our way of saying “thank you” and “let’s celebrate past victories and accomplishments, and move on to higher and greater celebrations!”
For the cheesecake:
Recognized throughout the state as an accomplished chef, Don Bingham has authored cookbooks, presented television programs and planned elaborate events. Today, he is the administrator for the Governor’s Mansion.