Monday, August 29, 2005

There is Actually a Website "For Those Who Live to Eat"

It's a pretty embarrassing thing to admit to loving good food so much, but I feel fortunate in that a lot of my friends and family kind of feel the same way. My son sent me the link to Chowhound' and now I check in every evening. It's great before bed reading.

It's ridiculous. I've eaten a very satisfying evening meal followed by some fat free Greek yoghurt with fresh fruit and frozen blueberries and I am NOT hungry. But I can't stand it. Within seconds of opening this website I'm reading restaurant reviews by real foodies who are making me lust for all sorts of weird eats. One guy visited Los Angeles and decided to post reviews of every restaurant he'd eaten in. It was fabulous and so bizarre. He ate in about 15 different spots and wrote well over a long paragraph about each one. The only man I know who would do such a thing is my son and he's in New York. My son, Colin, is a true foodie. I love talking food with him. We'll be IMing each other and suddenly he's copied and pasted a rescipe for Pureed Bean Soup with Chorizo. Thanks, Colin, I type while copying and pasting the recipe to another bursting file on my computer. Then he thinks I'd like to see cats in sinks. Of course he's right. For the next 10 minutes I'm looking at cats in sinks.

There's a pause in our IMing and he tells me to grab his Dad so we both can watch a little political piece before dinner. We're always up for a little Bush humor as it momentarily takes the sting out of the horror of the current administration.

But back to Chowhound' If you just plain appreciate good food, this is a great website. Unfortunately, those not in major cities probably can't use this as a tool, but it sure makes for good reading, if you're a fan of, you know, food.


Blogger EverydaySuperGoddess said...

Tempting, but I just re-enlisted over at, and I don't dare check it out.

Enjoy it on my behalf, Nana.

6:27 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

Why hate to admit it? Food is one of life's most pleasurable commodities! (Your son sounds like fun!)

7:59 AM  
Blogger granny p said...

Reading food stuff is GOOD. First ex used to sit up in bed reading wine catalogues, while I read cookery books. An ideal relationship - alas in no other respect. Eating is better still.

10:27 AM  
Blogger Meghan said...

Okay. I am off to the site. Sounds right up my alley!!!

7:26 AM  
Blogger junebee said...

Ooh! Cats in sinks is really cute. >^..^<

7:26 PM  

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