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A Message from Gabriel
Hey everyone! It’s Gabriel Soh, your host here on The Dinner Special podcast for the past 137 episodes. Today is a little bit different. I won’t be chatting with a super awesome food hero guest, instead, it’ll just be me!
First of all, thank you for listening and for carving out some time to be with me and my guests over the past year and a half. Whether you’re a new listener who’s just recently discovered the show or a subscriber who’s caught each and every single conversation, it truly means a great deal.
With that said, when I started putting together this show, I knew that I would be inspired by amazing food. That was the whole point – to help busy home cooks explore what to make for dinner and find their zest for cooking. But as the show evolved, we talked about different approaches towards cooking and baking, learned about the flavours of different cultures, and about the unique tastes of my passionate guests and the places they call home. I feel so incredibly lucky that my guests were so open to share how food has shaped their stories.
Over the past 3500 or so minutes of recorded conversations, The Dinner Special podcast, at least once a week, has taken a similar structure – profiling incredibly talented food heroes, learning about a dish that is special to them, and of course The Pressure Cooker. It’s been such a fun run so far.
Now, as much as I enjoy producing and hosting The Dinner Special podcast as it is, I feel like it’s time for a change. Especially now with Snapchat, Instagram stories, and Facebook LIVE, we can get a peek behind the voices of our favorite food blogs from our food heroes themselves! Which is so cool! What an awesome age we live in.
So what does this mean for The Dinner Special podcast? To be honest, I don’t know yet. I love podcasting. I love the food blogging community. I love helping to tell stories of inspiring people whose spirits are lifted by food. And that I get to talk with people from around the world? And have people like you, listening from places I’ve only dreamed of one day visiting? This experience has been so rewarding and such a personal joy.
As I try to figure things out, as hard as it is for me to say, and after a ton of back and forth, I’ve decided to put The Dinner Special podcast on pause – AFTER next week’s episode.
Maybe you can help me out with your ideas? What do you think would make a good show? I’d love to hear from you. Hit me up at: email@example.com.
So after next week, I won’t be putting out a newly scheduled episode every week. Although, I do hope to drop in from time to time with a new episode, if you’ll have me. Maybe it’ll be a profile of an insanely talented food hero, maybe it’ll be something totally out of the box. So if you’re not already a subscriber and you want to be sure to catch any new episodes, please subscribe. All information on subscribing can be found at www.thedinnerspecial.com.
As for me, during this pause, I’ll also be taking some time to focus on a project that I’m very excited about. And I hope to be sharing it with you all soon.
Now, even though this is not the end of The Dinner Special podcast, I’d like to give a huge shoutout to all the guests who’ve taken the time to be on show. Thank you for being so kind and generous to me. And, I also want to thank every single one of you who has downloaded and listened to the show. You are the inspiration behind this project. And, again, if you have any thoughts on what you’d like to listen to, I’d love to hear from you.
You can find the many ways to keep in touch and to contact me at thedinnerspecial.com.
That’s it! Bye for now.
PS: As mentioned, I DO have an episode for you next week. It’s not a food hero profile and there is no Pressure Cooker, but it might be a glimpse of what future episodes may be like. Let me know what you think!