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Ever wonder what other foodies are thinking? Me too.
1. What is the name of your blog? The Foodies at Work
2. Could you describe your blog in one sentence? 2 foodies, 2 cubicles, 2 cities, one giant appetite.
3. How did you get into food blogging? We met in 2004 at Syracuse University and have stayed in touch ever since. Two years ago, over the course of work day chatting, we realized our mutual love for food and that we had been talking about food more than anything else. We began a blog to post our foodie ramblings and thoughts about random food topics. The blog has since evolved into a place for our original and discovered recipes, highlights of local foodie events, and restaurant reviews from Boston, NYC and beyond.
4. What’s the toughest part of writing about food? A-Tooch: Getting great food photography so our readers can visualize just how delicious the food is that we’re describing. MY: Finding the best words to describe flavors. Delicious is so over used, but it’s often true!
6. Do you have a top restaurant? If so, what’s the name and is there an item you generally order? A-Tooch: SO hard to pick but the Creme brulee di Parmigiano Reggiano at Perbacco in NYC comes to mind. MY: I’ve never blogged it, but I love the eggplant parm at Fiorella’s in Newton, MA.
7. What’s one U.S. city you’d travel to just for the food? A-Tooch: New Orleans, though I have yet to go to San Antonio or some other Texan cities I hear have stellar cuisine. MY: I’d love to visit some bakeries in Seattle. I’ve read a lot of bloggers’ reviews of Seattle bakeries. I’d also travel to any city in Hawaii for freshly picked pineapple, but that trip wouldn’t just be about the food.
8. Is there a food you absolutely despise? A-Tooch: fennel and almost anything anise flavored. MY: Peanut butter! I honestly wish I liked it.
9. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever eaten? A-Tooch: Sea urchin at Brooklyn Fare. MY: Pre-vegetarian days (when I was eight), I ate tongue one time. I would never do that again. Soy dogs are as crazy as it gets these days.
10. Are you more likely to stick with what you know, or do you try something new each time? A-Tooch: Depends on the place, there are some staple foods you just need to have everytime you visit a certain restaurant. NYC is truly a place for the adventurous foodie, though, and there’s almost always an opportunity to try something new. MY: I like to try new foods and new restaurants. I like to order favorite foods (eggplant parm, mac & cheese) at different restaurants in search of finding the best. I rarely repeat restaurants since there’s so many, but if I do like one enough to return I’ll usually order at least one new-to-me menu item.