Confessions of a Foodie


The holidays have come and gone and I’ve been woefully neglectful of my writing – I’m starting to believe that the feeling of never getting enough accomplished  is a cold, hard fact about being an adult.  There will always be a few dirty cups in my sink.  I’m learning to get over it.

So, the New Year’s resolution I made this year was not to drink fewer beers, or organize my desk, or try harder to reconnect with friends from the third grade.  My goal is simple – be happy.

I think a key element of sustainable happiness is admitting things about yourself.  Example: My hair color will probably change 15 times this year and I will probably only like about 5 of those colors – I’m just going to sit back and be okay with that.

In the food world, I am going to embark on the road of sustainable happiness by acknowledging all of things that I like and don’t like.  The list is one I don’t generally share because as a culinary professional, a lot of judgments are placed on things like the temperature of the steak you order.   I’m a medium girl myself, but that hardly makes the list.  So, I’m putting the list out in the world, embracing these parts of myself – and to hell with the rest.


I love Jell-O and I believe that the color green can be a flavor.

I’ve never tried spam, but I have the feeling I’d really like it

I got excited when McDonald’s brought back the McRib

I always regret buying quinoa.  Rice is king.

Sometimes I freeze Coolwhip and eat it like ice cream.

I like buttering my croissants, even though butter is already their main ingredient

I’d rather eat an apple fritter than a doughnut.  (I think that’s my midwestern coming out.)

I’m not sure that humans are supposed to eat seaweed – Yes, I am that person who orders the Chinese food off of the sushi menu.

I like ranch dressing.  (I think that’s also my midwestern coming out).

I like alfredo sauce

I prefer my oysters fried

I prefer a lot of things fried

I love dark and milk chocolate, but I think that white chocolate deserves a little more respect in the world

I have an aversion to cold soups – yes, I mean you, gazpacho

I like cake for breakfast

Actually, I like cake all the time.

I hate the word “Foodie.”

I believe that salumi, cheese, olives and wine constitute a proper meal

I believe that this year is going to be great.

What’s on your list?



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5 responses to “Confessions of a Foodie

  1. Scott

    How nice to finally hear from you again. with regards to being an adult I have this to say “just because your older does not mean you have to grow up” That’s on my list as well as “don’t take the chance that you will be here tomorrow” be happy today!

  2. White Chocolate is not chocolate!

    Also I went to Mcdonalds with my cousin yesterday(well technically 2 days ago), and had the Mcrib for the first time, gross.

  3. adinapatsy

    Have been reading your absorbing while nursing my dog belly back to health in this 5 degree weather. Love the durian blog.

  4. Sorry to creep up on you in here but I can’t find an e-mail address for you anywhere! I am writing you from the comfy environs of the Videri Chocolate Factory in Raleigh, North Carolina. We’re a relatively new bean-to-bar outfit and I’m trying to get the word out about our stuff as organically as I can. Bloggers. Chefs. You are both, so…..
    If you’re planning on whipping up something chocolate-y anytime soon and want to try our stuff out I would be more than thrilled to send you a few ounces. We make a 70%, a 90% and a 99%. Any interest at all, please do not hesitate to give me a shout.

    Thad P.
    (919) 755-5053

  5. Lauren D

    I believe the word “foodie” should be banished. I share your disdain for it as well.

    My short list includes winners like:
    Entemann’s Soft’ees Donuts – particularly the cinnamon sugar
    General Mills’ Box of Cheer – in O Form
    Gummy bears or better yet, dinosaurs
    Ginger in all forms – crystallized, juice, ale, beer, everything.
    All manners of small fish – anchovies, sardines, you name it

    Let the confessions continue!

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