Have a recommendation? We'd LOVE to hear it!
Salutations Readers!

Kalamazoo has good food.
Great food, in fact. We have made it our mission to check out all the local eateries one at a time - and more for our own poor memories than any other reason, we'll be chronicling our adventures in food here. And some places float our boats way more than others, which is why we have developed the very scientific
five golden forks rating scale. Ok. It is not scientific at all. It is actually quite unscientific. But, it is something. And now, you can search all of our reviews by the forks rating. YAY!

But, wait! There's more!
Kalamazoo Foodies no longer just eat at restaurants then review them. There are recipes posted, some easy, some less easy, all delicious. There are, or will be, book reviews, the new
Foodie Movie Review-y which will focus on movies about food or ones that have a lot of beautiful food in them. There are other food musings, and hopefully soon contests and so much more. But, Foodie Friends, it is all about food. Because we love it!
And, we want to hear from you!

We want to hear your comments on our recipes and reviews. We want to know where you love to eat. And, we are looking for GUEST bloggers to broaden our horizons a bit. And, if you haven't found us on Facebook, you should do that too. Like our page for other fun Foodies stuff like photos, polls, and more.

SO KALAMAZOO PATRONS - where do YOU love to eat? Because we'd love to check it out and share our thoughts here. Give us a comment below, and quickly! Our tummies are grumbling in anticipation.

A Note from the Foodies about our typical fair:
So, you may notice as you read our blog that we often order the same thing wherever we go. OK, maybe not quite, but we do often order similar things. Kristin has her caprese salads and mushroom dishes. Kate has her baked goat cheese and things with tofu. Well, readers, we wanted to let you know that this is absolutely intentional. A) We love those things, so why not order what you love? And, B) It is a lot easier to compare apples to apples than it is to compare apples to comquats. So, we like to order similar things to have a good sense of how to compare them. Just wanted to let you in on that little secret. Bon appetit!

Friday, July 22, 2011

How Julia Child and I are alike (and not at all alike)

I recently finished reading My Life in France (book review coming soon!), Julia Child's memoir and have fallen in love with the woman who brought Americans French cuisine.

As I made my way through the book, I noticed many things we have in common...

1. We both married amazing men named Paul.
2. We both got more serious about cooking when we were older despite our lifelong love of food.
3. We both name our homes, cars, kitchen appliances, etc. (My car is Lola. My new Kitchen Aid mixer is Mimi. Our GPS is Grace. I know, I know.)
4. We are both tall, though she is WAY taller than I am.
5. We both love to entertain.
6. We have similar political views.
7. We are both fascinated by the process of break making.

And, of course, there are many ways that we are not at all, even close, to being alike:

1. I am nowhere near as patient as she is.
2. Though I love cooking, I am usually ok with not being able to perfect a dish. Really, I don't need to necessarily know why something works. I just need to know that it works. That is probably a better way to say it.
3. I will, most likely, never have my own cookbook, especially one as large and amazing as her's.
4. It is doubtful that I will ever have my own cooking show, because I am definitely not a good enough cook to teach others.
5. I don't eat red meat.
6. My voice is not nearly as cool sounding as her's.
7. I will probably not live in Paris.

Those are just a few of the similarities and dissimilarities between Ms. Julia Child and myself, in case you were wondering.

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