In this morning's Food Section, you will notice an unconventional covergirl. Her name is Sister Barbara Smickel and she makes Gouda right here in Virginia. If you want to read something inspirational, take a moment to check out this story. I love seeing folks who are truly passionate about what they do – and am reminded how lucky it is that work exposes me to people like this so often. Case in point: when Sister Barbara describes the hand-test of her cheese curd: "It is very prayerful … Like a communion with the Lord and what is becoming cheese under my fingers."
Thank you, Washington Post, for sharing Sister Barbara's passion with us. What a great way to start the day!