Susan, the clever author of one of my must-read blogs, “The Food Blogga,” has tagged me with the “7 Random Things about Myself” meme. Since today is the first birthday of “Culinary Types,” it seems quite appropriate to accept the tag and add a little dimension to my profile. My other option was the “What was I doing 10 Years Ago,” meme, but 1997 seems like an awfully long time ago, and I’ve worked hard to repress as much of it as possible.
So, here are 7 Random Things about Myself:
1. I am the third of four brothers, and I have two outstanding nephews. Women mostly marry into this family, although my dad had a sister and she had four daughters. We paired up nicely at family gatherings.
2. While “The Food Blogga” confesses she has never eaten a Twinkie, I once harbored a serious addiction for the yellow cream-filled sponge cakes. Twinkies were such a staple of my brown bag lunch in Junior High that my seventh grade crush at the time dubbed me “Twinkie the Kid.”
3. My younger brother and I have called each other Fred since high school. It has something to do with our eccentric astronomy instructor in High School, who as you might imagine was named Fred, and an obscure reference in an Alfred (there’s that name again) Hitchcock movie.
4. While my favorite place to be is the kitchen, my second favorite haunt is a museum of any kind. I have to resist signing up for those sleepover nights in museums, because I know I’m really too old.
5. I actually once sent in an audition tape for the first series of “The Next Food Network Star.” I didn’t make the cut, as you might have guessed. However, the salmon I made during the “shoot” was pretty tasty.
6. I’m not good at making small talk at parties – especially office parties.
7. I’m considered particularly dependable in emergencies.
With those true confessions off my chest, on this first anniversary of the debut of this blog, let me offer my thanks to all of those “culinary types” whose stories have been the ingredients for this blog, and thanks to all of you who keep coming back for extra helpings. I greatly appreciate your visits and your comments.
Now, according to the “rules,” I must tag five people who can choose to play if they so desire. I choose:
Jann, the Traveling Food Lady
Veronica of Veronica’s Test Kitchen (because I’m dying to hear more about her time at Culinary Boot Camp)
Fellow native-Long Islander Christine of My Plate or Yours
Valentina of Sweet Temptations
Patricia of Technicolor Kitchen
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