Well Hello There, Legions of New Food Friday Readers!
(And by that, we mean: “HI MOM AND DAD!”)
We should be clear: we have little to no reason or experience with which we can defend our newly found (self-bequeathed) titles of Food Bloggers.
We are not classically trained. In anything.
We do not have ‘refined’ palates. (In fact, I just Google’d the word palate for clarification to make sure I was using it correctly. So there’s that.)
Our reasons for this food-centric journey, and now blog, were simple:
Our lives were taking us in slightly different directions and we both had the desire to keep in touch AND break out of the norm where restaurant and food experiences were concerned. From that, we created what we called ‘New Food Friday’ or NFF for the hip and impatient.
At a minimum of once a month, we would meet up at a chosen restaurant here in Omaha, NE. Usually on Fridays. But not always. (You can’t tell US what to do!)
There were no rules except for the strong preference that the establishment be new to both of us, with rare exceptions that it be new to at least ONE of us if a certain occasion required it. (Birthday meal. The insistence of one that the other MUST try an old favorite. Etc.)
We started NFF in December 2014 and it instantly became a cherished highlight on each of our calendars. We took turns picking and researching new places to check out. Sometimes we were brave. (Escargot!) Sometimes we were not. (Chicken strips…at a locally famous burger joint. But we’ll circle back to that.) American. French. Chinese. Breakfast. BBQ.
We were drunk with culinary freedom. We still are.
We also noticed the growing interest and support from friends and family. They wanted to know where we were going next. Where did we go last? What did we eat? What did we think? When are we getting our own Food Network show? (Okay, maybe not that last part. But we can feel it in the air that it’s just a matter of time.)
Truth be told , we loved telling people about our NFF discoveries as much as we loved partaking in them. And, because we are Spirit Sistahs who usually have the same feeling and ideas in our bones before the words fall out of our mouths, we soon realized and agreed that a blog felt right.
And here it is. For you, our readers, as much as it for us, two English-major-foodie-Spirit-Sistahs who relish a good opportunity to write for the masses.
And by masses…yes. We still mean our moms. Probably. For now… 😉
Martha and Jaclyn
PS – In case you’re wondering: yes. Yes we did hold an impromptu photo shoot at a local park…in public…featuring a giant fork. Because obviously, we worried about being taken seriously. And there’s nothing funny about giant silverware.