As I reflect on many years of serving you, I am finally ready to share my reflections with you in this book of recipes. I hope that you enjoy the stories as well. I heard your requests to get copies of recipes for your favorite dishes. Unfortunately, around the same time as the Melange closure, I was beginning to compile recipes for my second cookbook. It was at that time that my world crumbled right in front of me. However, I know that "When one door closes, another always opens". I believe that is true. In this book, you will find recipes from my 18 years of service. Many of these recipes will bring wonderful memories from Melange @ Haddonfield. I will share stories that were at times funny, often sad, and of course, some that were just life's little blessings along the way. Most of all, highlighted in this book will be several recipes that I have compiled for your enjoyment. I know that some of you want to know all there is to know about what happened to Chef Joe Brown and Melange @ Haddonfield. Well, here's the story.