What is this "new" fad where everyone thinks they're a chef?? If you write a food blog, you think you're a chef. If you take food pictures and post them to instagram, you think you're a chef. If you made a big meal for friends and family, you think you're a chef. If you read "Food Lovers Companion" you think you're a chef. If you watch Food Network obsessively, you think you're a chef. If you use hyper-local ingredients in your Sunday supper for your family, you think you're a chef. What is this all about? It's making me a little crazy. I had to correct an acquaintance yesterday at lunch in front of the waiter. I don't like to call anyone out and embarrass them but when the waiter asked what we did for a living, she said "We are both chefs". I said, "You're a chef? You're not a chef!". She said, "Well, I am a food blogger." She works as the manager of a computer lab at a local college! Yes, my chef nerves are a little raw this morning, because I've been hearing this a lot. After all of the burns I have received, the fallen arches, the sliced fingers, the raw hands from countless hours of dishwashing because the dishwasher didn't show up on a Friday, AGAIN, after all the headaches, heartbreaks and joy I have gotten from being in this crazy business for over 30 years, my patience is SHORT with these people. Sorry for the rant, my fellow chefs... I just had to blow off some steam.