I hate the word foodie. I don’t get it. I understand the connotation and definition but why can’t it simply be: I like food, or cooking shows, or baking, etc. If you like to travel you are not a travelie. If you like shopping you are not a shoppie. If you like films you are not a filimie. If you like to read you are not a readie. You get the point. In the real world you simply say, “I like (insert interest here).”
Anyone else feel this way? I guess it just feels like a made up classification that is just unnecessary. Then again if you like foodie, are reading this and you enjoy the site you now shall be referred to as a “Serious Eatsie”.
Has anyone else seen THIS, ?
What are your thoughts? What would you put it on?
Personally I can't wait to try it...
Call me scrooge but I’ve never participated in the ‘bring in a treat to share with others on your birthday’ at work or school. I remember asking my mother in grade school, why I needed to bring in a treat on my birthday (people should be bringing me stuff!) and her reply was:
Mom: Do you eat the things people bring in for their birthdays?
Mom: Well that is why you bring in a treat.
After much ribbing from co-workers a few years ago, I agreed to bring in a treat. I went to Sam’s Club and bought a case of Cup-o-Noodles and stacked them along with spoons and napkins in my cube. I then sent out a mass email asking people to “stop by for a treat to help celebrate my birthday!”
The look on people’s faces as they rounded the corner and saw the treats was priceless.
My birthday was Tuesday and I'm not a big fan of Birthday Cake (or cake in general) nor am I a fan of pie - yet I have a crazy sweet tooth. I’m wondering if anyone else has an anti-birthday cake sentiment.
What is your favorite/ultimate Birthday cake/pie/treat?
One year I made brownies, bought ice cream and everyone made their own brownie, hot fudge, sundaes. This year I ended up with a lemon angel food cake with lemon drizzle icing - simple and light.
Way back on May 9th wellred posted the question what are you known for?
One of the things wellred listed as a specialty was Butterscotch Brownies. I asked for the recipe and I finally made them last night (actually, my wife did - I just hung over her shoulder). I think they are really good… I ate an entire row last night (in a two hour stretch) and had a small square in the car on the way to work this morning all the while wishing I brought a few more with me.
If you thought about making them I encourage you to do so! If you do make them I’d be interest to hear your thoughts. The recipe can be found in the original post, a link to it is above.
How do you really feel about the departure of (first) Mario Batali and (now) Emeril Lagasse from the Food Network?
While both Mario and Emeril will live on in reruns, I don’t know if the Food Network will be better off without them. The “newer” hosts (George Duran, Guy Fieri, Amy Finley, Sandra Lee, Robin Miller, to name just a few) have never come across as chefs or personalities that I would tune in to on a normal basis.
If there was nothing on TV – I always knew I could turn on Emeril or Mario, be somewhat entertained, learn something and see some good food being prepared. I don’t think any of those things are true with the above listed hosts.
There is always PBS…
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