We’ve landed in the Bay Area after 3,000 miles of driving, countless job interviews, mega cell phone bills and yet another round of culinary adventures. We can’t wait to share where we are eating, what we are cooking, and more with our friends, families, and hopefully a few readers from our previous blog.
The Bay Area is definitely a culinary wonderland and we’ve only just begun exploring all it has to offer. In the past month, we’ve visited farmer’s markets, a food festival, popular dives, a few up and coming restaurants, and a handful of Bay Area gems.
In this inaugural post, I think it would be good to share a bit more about your hosts. We’re a couple that just moved to the area from the East Coast where we wrote a blog for friends and family that became just a bit more popular than that. From 2004 to this May, it was a great way for us to share adventures like joining a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Farm, mini-reviews of some of the restaurants we found, and recipes from the every popular shrimp wontons we’ve served at many gatherings to the Dirty Dancing Chimichangas that offer a bit of humor and a few hip shakes in the kitchen.
There is a lot of chatter these days about “foodies,” and we’re fine with the term, but we also call ourselves “chowhounds” and guys who really just enjoy food and cooking. Between the two of us we bring a fairly diverse background. While one of us was raised in Texas by a German/English/Danish family that loved a wide variety of international cuisines and ate a heck of a lot of southern cooking, the other was raised in southern California in a Vietnamese family that loved both the cooking of their homelands and French cuisine as well.
Ironically, the Texan ranks Vietnamese as one of his favorites, while the Californian often gets cravings for a good ol’ southern comfort spread.
We have a lot of fun and try not to take this too seriously. It’s been a great adventure so far and we’ve met some great people, exchanged some delicious recipes, and enjoyed sharing food thoughts with our friends. We look forward to continuing to do so.
And just so you don’t think we’re all food all the time, we sometimes share a political rant, a message about an upcoming theater production, thoughts on what we saw on the tube, a recap of a trip, a short story, a poem, or pictures from a recent hike. We think of this both as our food diary and a mini-scrapbook. Come on in, and, by all means, participate!
The Guys at Bay Area Food Blog