We like to call this our pretentious couple shot.
My name is Mike, and that’s my usual expression. Some call me stoic. Some call me an emotionless robot.
That’s Katie, apparently lit by the heavens. Starting the foodblog was partly her idea, even if you never see her post here (which she claims she’ll do, although I don’t believe her). But, even if a post doesn’t list her as an author, more often than not her opinion is still part of my posts. We are ultimately a team. Also, she’s obviously the more photogenic one in this relationship.
We currently live in the far (meaning nowhere near) Chicago suburbs of Joliet and Romeoville, but we hope to be moving to Chicago shortly. I’d still like to move to the west coast (I’m looking at you San Francisco!) for a few years. We’ve learned that good food and good people are some of the most important things in life. And that’s why we host a themed cannibal party every other Friday.
I’m hoping to get into baking and pastry, eventually (hopefully) opening up a small place of my own.
In my down time, when we’re not eating (or sleeping), I also make the occasional plush zombie toy, available at Zombie Baby. I doubt I’ll get rich making them, but I enjoy coming up with the goofy little bastards.
I also write a personal blog over here.
We’ve been dating and enjoying food for over 3 years now. Our first meeting is a long story involving a parking lot, the Roman Coliseum and a few drinks in our systems. It’s a romantic, serendipitous story, and is far too long to post here. If you’re really that interested, drop me a letter, and maybe I’ll share it with you.
The point of this blog? Document all the places we’ve eaten, all the foods we’ve made, and all the ridiculous junk food I shove into my system. It’ll be good times, I
I was wondering if you accept guest post for your blog. If you do, I would like to submit a few. I’m a recent college graduate, with an English major, looking to build out my portfolio. I can write on a wide variety of topics and am sure you would be happy with the quality. Please email me back if you are interested. Thank you for your time.
– Kathleen Hubert
We’re mostly a two person operation, but we’ll keep you in mind. I’ve been contemplating letting the occasional guest post to start surfacing on here since I don’t get to write as much as I used to.
“Felafel Sandwiches” . . . . . Guess that’s an Arabic answer to our good old English Chip Buttie!
(chip buttie is English for “fries” sandwich – fries and ketchup between two slices of buttered bread)
I just stumbled upon your blog and I am so excited to try your recipes! You are appreciated from another vegetarian in the midwest…
I hope you like the recipes!
Thank you – – Thank you- – for the wonderful pretzel bread recipe! My son loves pretzel bread and our Whole Foods ran out of it this weekend- so there was none to buy for today (his birthday)…I came home and googled pretzel bread and your recipe came up and had many positive reviews. I followed your recipe (not usually a strength of mine) and it turned out AMAZING! Thank you so much this is surely going to be a family favorite. I so appreciate your recipe!
You’re welcome! We just tried it as a pizza dough, and it’s evilly delicious.
Hi Mike and Katie,
As a food enthusiast and writer, you’re probably always looking for a new recipe to cycle into your holiday menus. Recipe.com, recently launched by the Better Homes and Gardens Network, features recipes from a number of leading sites across the internet.
Follow @recipedotcom via your Twitter account and the folks at recipe.com will send you a free eBook featuring 60+ mix and match recipes to help you create a holiday menu.
Wishing it was Dinner Time
Please look over the event I have listed below. I believe your audience would be interested in this new bakery. Let me know if you have any questions or if you need a photo. Thank you for your time.
Join us at the Grand Opening of The House of Bread on October 23rd from 11a-6p. Sample a wide variety of delicious breads which you can take home for the reduced price of $2/loaf all day. Free pastry and apple cider will also be served.
Enjoy Russian, Polish, Yiddish, American tunes played by DJ Roma L.V. from Noon to 2pm and 4-6pm. There also will be 10 opportunities to win gift certificates for the House of Bread. Be sure to stop by and say hello.
House of Bread Info:
Garden Fresh Plaza
1762 Hintz Road
Wheeling, IL 60090
Phone : 847.253.6300
From the moment you walk into our bakery, you are surrounded by the rich, flavorful aroma of freshly baked, home-made breads and rolls. From our deliciously sweet Cranberry Walnut Raisin loaf to our scrumptious Ciabatta with the perfect touch of olive oil, every single product we bake is made with love, care, and the finest of all-natural ingredients. . . never with any preservatives!
Using recipes that have been passed from one generation to the next and the latest technologies in modern baking, we pride ourselves on our tasty selections! Customers have raved about our 15 different types of European-style breads baked to absolute perfection with crunchy crusts on the outside and scrumptiously moist centers. We also offer buttery, melt-in-your-mouth croissants, fruity turnovers, and a variety of Danish and pastries.
And, be sure to try our very popular Multigrain Bread, loaded with 12 wholesome grains; our Sunflower Seed Bread, our hearty Bavarian and Lithuanian Rye, or the traditional 100% German Rye, all of which transform a sandwich into a spectacular meal!
We look forward to welcoming you to The House of Bread, so you can experience our flavorful varieties of baked offerings for yourself.
I just shot you an e-mail. I’d love to get you guys some promotion!
My name is Paul and i am the owner of Ats-A-Nice Pizza. I am sorry that you had a bad experience at my place. I don’t know if you know that we have 5 different types of crusts. My favorite that people don’t know is the Pauls thin crust with sausage, tomato, and hot pepper juice. You should give it a try and us another chance!
Mike and Katie,
I came across your Blog. Love what you write about. I was wondering if you’d like to do a review of my cookbook ‘Simply Summer’ on your Blog. If yes, I can send you an eBook copy. I really like your ideas so some feedback on the book would be great.
Hey guys, I love the site. I recently started a blog based around reviewing everything without restrictions. The blog is everyview.wordpress.com, and I was wondering if you guys wanted to do a link exchange with me. I’ve got very few on my blog roll, and they are all video game related. Since my site revolves around everything, I’m looking for more diverse sites to add.
If you are interested then hit me up at email@example.com. Oh, and I’d love to hear more about your romantic, drunken gladiator story!
While looking over blogs on culinary arts I came across your website and found it captivating.
I am contacting you on behalf of Daregal Gourmet, a company specializes in producing fresh frozen herbs. Daregalâs herbs are fresh, chopped, washed, and ready to use while maintaining high quality flavors and aromas.
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For some of your readers, cutting taxes and slashing the deficit sound great. But, we think that many more will find it’s a lot more fun to slice into a big orange pumpkin – particularly at this time of year.
That’s why BHG.com, the interactive companion to Better Homes and Gardens magazine, would like to invite you to vote in our straw poll for Halloween pumpkin carving stencils of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John McCain and Sarah Palin. And we’d like you to encourage all of your visitors to vote in our straw poll, too. The poll results will be announced October 29, 2008.
In addition to our Presidential Pumpkin Pick, BHG.com is also offering celebrity stencils of Hillary Clinton, John Stewart, Stephen Colbert, David Letterman, Oprah, and Michael Phelps. We want the entire political spectrum to feel that they have a way to participate in the process.
Why are we doing this? Well, we’d like to ensure that everyone enjoys great holidays without the hassle. And we wouldn’t mind if you linked to our stencils, too. To support your favorite candidate, you can also grab one of the buttons at http://www.bhg.com/badges to put on your blog to show your support.
Happy Holidays from Better Homes and Gardens
Sorry for having to post this in your comments; I couldn’t find your email on the site. I am a college student and founder of a new Naperville company startup. I was wondering if I could suggest a blog post about us. We could really use some exposure and I think people would be interested in reading about how college students are shaping the business environment in the community. Granted, our startup is really only relevant to people near Naperville, but hey – it’s about food.
You can see our service at http://www.napermenus.com . We list the maps, phone numbers, addresses, and menus for area restaurants. Everything about the service is free for both the restaurants and the visitors. We’re working on negotiating paid advertising at the moment, and online ordering for delivery/takeout isn’t too far behind. The site receives about 1,000 visitors a month, but I’m sure that there are a lot more people out there who’d enjoy such a convenience and just need to hear about it.
Please let me know if you’d be interested in knowing more. I’d be happy to give you more information about myself, the other students I work with, and our startup’s history from concept to product. If this isn’t relevant enough material for you to blog enough, I understand; Do you think we could get a link on your blog though? Thanks!
Dear Name or Blog’s Name Editor,
You might want to let your readers know that Better Homes and Gardens magazine’s BetterRecipes.com (http://www.betterrecipes.com) today launched America’s Next Cooking Celebrity online video contest.
To enter, upload your online cooking videos to BetterRecipes’s YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/betterrecipes). All videos should be one to three minutes in length, and submitted to the contest page by October 6, 2008. You must be 21 years of age to enter the contest, and you should cook your own original and unpublished recipe. For full official rules, visit http://www.betterrecipes.com/rules.
Two finalists from America’s Next Cooking Celebrity video contest will be flown to Des Moines, Iowa, for a Cook-Off in the Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen. The grand prize in America’s Next Cooking Celebrity YouTube contest is 10 copies of a cookbook created by the winner on Tastebook.com (http://www.tastebook.com), a Sony Camcorder, and a trip package to Des Moines, Iowa. The runner-up will win a trip package to Des Moines, Iowa and a Sony Camcorder. Ten honorable mention winners will receive a Sony Digital Camera.
Let your readers know that creativity and originality will get you noticed!
This is a great site! If you’re ever in downtown Glen Ellyn, stop by Honey. We have home-made bakery made in house everyday and organic fair-trade coffee from Metropolis. We feature great vegetarian options and for those who must…our beef is local, natural grass-fed and our chicken is free-range, our salmon is wild-caught. We’ve only been open 7 months and look forward to welcoming more kindred spirits.
I noticed in reading some of your posts that you like falafel sandwiches. I invite you to come and try our food out at Mediterranean Oasis Mart 357 e bailey naperville, il. Make sure you don’t come off of washington because the construction has the bridge closed off of bailey so take naper blvd. Phone number is 630-420-9507. Thank you.
Great site and awesome zombie dolls. Keep up the good work!
Just wanted to comment on your blog regarding Michael’s Pizza…. I’ve worked here for nearly 20 years, and rest assured, we do not put any beef gravy in the pizza sauce. I promise you.
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