"The only real stumbling block is the fear of failure. In cooking, you have got to have a what-the-hell attitude." ~ Julia Child

Meme a little meme of me…

by Julie Tilsner on May 29, 2007

in Chew on This

Holler, my veggie blogger friend from Scotland, has tapped me for my first ever blog meme! I don’t even know how to pronounce meme. Meem? Mem-eh? Is that like a memo? Who the heck knows. I’m just plumb honored. And giddy.

Of course, this meme is called: Seven random foodie facts about me. Harder than it sounds. Well, here goes:

Seven Random Foodie Facts About Me:

1) I grew up being fed eating American cheese, Wonder bread, diet Shasta and Hostess products.

2) The first three grocery items I ever bought for myself, when I moved out at 18, were: real butter, French bread and a wedge of Camembert. I didn’t realize that there was good wine that didn’t come in jugs until I was 22 and went to Napa Valley for the first time.

3) I still can’t decide which I love more: A Japanese breakfast with fish, nori, miso soup, green tea and rice, or a French breakfast, with fresh croissants, berries and a big cup of cafe au lait (in a bowl, bien sur).

4) I don’t know how to set a formal table. This doesn’t matter at the moment, since I don’t even have matching place settings for five.

5) I almost never finish my plate.

6) My favorite meal is still about grazing: Olives, good cheese, fresh bread, hummus and a little salad.

7) I am made unreasonably happy whenever my ten-year-old daughter asks me to make her my tortilla Espanola or my chicken no-no soup.

And three bonus answers:

8) My favorite ice cream is mint ‘n chip, because that’s the flavor my mom always got.

9) I love to watch small children (under 5 ) eat a meal. Total focus. Total satisfaction.

10) I have never watched a cooking show. Never seen the Food Network. I don’t have cable. And besides, I waste all my extra time on the Internets.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

sandi @ the whistlestop cafe May 29, 2007 at 5:00 pm

What a fun blog you have here, I’m glad I stumbled onto it! I’ll stop in again.


AT May 30, 2007 at 12:42 pm

Love your foodie facts..but as to #6, I probably should take you back for grazing to ‘Say Cheese’ in Silver Lake- cheese, olives, salad with pears wrapped with prosciutto, etc. Ahhh yes!
(Is it pronounced “meem”?- lets research!)


tongue in cheek May 30, 2007 at 10:45 pm

“Grazing” that new term is going to be on my lips. I can’t wait to use it. I like it a whole lot better than plowing through.


John June 8, 2007 at 5:33 am

I’m so thrilled to see this post! Thank you


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