Who all is out there reading this blog? I feel like Julie in the movie Julie and Julia...dedicated to blogging as often as possible, committed to sharing with my readers, and constantly wondering, "Who's actually reading this?" Come now, don't be shy! I see lots of profile views, but only a small handful of followers and even smaller handful of comments. Show yourself! Haha, totally kidding. Ok- here is an "assignment" for my readers...whoever and wherever you are. Reply to this post with 10-15 interesting facts about yourself- food or cooking related preferably. Here is my gift to you- a little insight into my life and my kitchen.
15 Things You May Not Know About The Chef Next Door:
1- The first thing I ever learned to cook was Egg Salad.
2- I truly think Milo's Splenda Sweet Tea tastes better out of the jug. (As opposed to out of a cup)
3- I would eat Goat Cheese or Pesto on ANYTHING. Literally, anything.
4- I don't really like chocolate.
5- I used to hate red wine/mushrooms/onions/tomatoes/peppers/spinach/etc....but then one day decided that there's no way I can be a chef and hate all those foods....so I changed my mind and now those are some of my favorites.
6-People who "don't like fish" or seafood make me mad. So many beautiful and delicious things come from the sea.
7-Eggs make me nauseous for a few minutes after eating them, but I do anyways. Almost every day.
8- My favorite kitchen utensil, even though I barely ever use it, is my super sharp awesome Mandolin. I'd cry if something happened to it.
9- I DO NOT cook, eat, or have anything to do with Veal.
10- I have an obsession with serving platters.
11- I eat Ketchup on my eggs. And sometimes on soft tacos.
12- A year or so ago, I would have sold my kidney on the Black Market to work in the Test Kitchens of Southern Living or Cooking Light Magazine.
13- I wish I could be a professional culinary student...I would love to go to Culinary school for the rest of my life.
14- Ina Garten (The Barefoot Contessa) is my favorite Food Network personality. Sandra Lee, on the other hand..........................................................................is very color-coordinated.
15- Even though I'm a chef and I know it's a huge "no-no", I still sometimes salt my food before even tasting it.
Happy Sunday! Now it's your turn.....
The Chef Next Door