Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Taggged by The Food Blogga

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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Veron said...

That bootcamp post is coming. I have guests right now occupying my free time... I really can't wait for my life to get back to normal and back into the kitchen.
Nice to read those 7 random things. It's funny about the twinkies...I always thought they tasted so good because I saw them advertised in comics a lot. When I came to the US , I tried them ...and sorry to say , T.W. I did not like them :) .

Jann said...

I will have to work on this before I head out of town . It will be short and simple..I hope.....congrats to you on your blog for one year! Where does the time Go???

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Twinkie the Kid?! Alright, T.W., I guess I'll have to try one. Not the deep fried version though. Ugh. Maybe you should try out for Top Chef instead; I'd love to watch you!

Stella said...

thanks for tagging me T.W!! I've already been tagged & have already filled in the meme=)
And thanks too for sharing these interesting info about you:)
I'm like you, I'm not a very good chatter at office parties=)

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Veron, looking forward to those war stories!

Jann - I was amazed when I checked the calendar -- 155 posts later!

Susan - I've actually been in Twinkie recovery for several years. But I did make a horrible dessert once that was supposed to resemble a trifle, but was really Twinkies submerged in orange jello - it was suppposed to resemble a Cremesicle!

Valentina - Loved reading your 7 Random Things!

Anonymous said...

Hey, thanks for the tag. I've been out to lunch (in more ways than one)lately and have fallen WAY behind in my blog reading, so I apologize for not seeing this sooner! I did this one a while back, only it was five things (which was good, because that's all I could think of.) Here's the link:

Can I do the What Were You Doing Ten Years Ago thing instead?

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Hi Christine - absolutely, do the 10 year lookback! Make sure what you were eating back then!