Reading and writing are my greatest passions in life. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve said those words or how accurately they describe me. It’s always the first sentence I give when people ask about who I am– and the second revolves around my appreciation for food. I absolutely love to eat. And I’m so good at it I try to consume delectable morsels as often as possible. Bonus points if said morsels get washed down with an ice cold adult beverage.
A food/restaurant critic seems like a job that’s too good to be true. Sure, there’s a byline for those columns, but does it belong to an actual person engaged in all these culinary adventures and then translating their experience to print?! Work today was proof positive that this dream occupation is very much real. I had the privilege of meeting Pamela Denney, the Food Editor for Memphis Magazine. We chatted about our local restaurant scene and the significant amount of time we devote to blogging. Be sure to check out Pamela’s blog, Memphis Stew. What I wouldn’t give for the opportunity to share a meal with her and pick her brain. Never missing an opportunity to shamelessly self-promote, I slipped my business card in her bag. Talk of my encounter with a local celebrity of great personal interest dominated my conversations for the rest of the day. Despite my shared passion for writing and food it’s almost shameful how little I’ve fused the two. My only ‘official’ review comes from a piece I wrote about RP Tracks for this blog. [[Sidenote: Aunt Sarah, we must do brunch soon!]] I am officially making a commitment prominently feature all things edible in Cocktails With Hemingway….perhaps my future mentor, Pamela, will allow me to accompany her on a dining expedition one evening. Hint hint.
With infinite love, gratitude, and respect,