What the world needs now is almost certainly NOT another food and lifestyle blog. Still, that’s what’s hitting the web.
So, what’s our schtick?
Our schtick, to coin a word, is joy. There’s another blog called joylicious and I really admire the name she gave her blog. I just visited her site again, her name is Joy, and she’s also in the Dallas Ft. Worth area. Anyway….
So many people seem to view food as simple fuel and their lives as some sort of race to the grave.
If they could get 50 pound sacks of Purina People Chow, they’d be happy. And, having looked in grocery stores, it wouldn’t surprise me if it’s out there somewhere.
Some people obsess about nutrition. Face it, it you’re reading this, the chances are very good malnutrition is not a personal concern. Others engage in crusades about food. Only plant products please. Only minimally processed foods. Only cruelty free meats I don’t eat organ meat! I can’t abide this. I can’t stand that. It’s gotta be sustainably raised and marketed! Let’s spend 12 hours in the kitchen to prepare a meal that will be eaten in 10 minutes.
All these ideas miss out on joy. As Ella used to sing, “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing!”.
We’re about enjoying life, love, food and drink.
Some of the other crusade issues ARE important to us. But if people don’t look forward to what they eat and drink, they just won’t buy into the program.
Julia Child famously asked, “Does a vegetarian ever look forward to dinner?” Some do, but not the dour purposeful Calvinistic sort of vegetarians. Being on a pereniall crusade really drains the joy out of ones life. So, we seek joy, we wish you joy, but its not a crusade for us.
We enjoy our lives. We are uplifted by our love. Our joy often brings forth one of the creator’s greatest gifts – laughter.
We dine. Not always wisely, but almost always well. We thought about saying “We Eat”, but there is a difference between dining and eating. All animals eat. People eat as well. But, so far as we know, on this great planet only people dine. Only people carefully prepare food for the purpose of sharing it and enjoying it. Not every meal is one where we dine. We’ve grabbed our share of burgers from the drive-thru. But, when we have the choice, we dine. We hope you dine also – often and well.
We drink, Not always wisely, but often well. We’ll talk about wines, beers, spirits and mixed drinks here. We’ll talk about coffee, tea, soda, fruit drinks. All these drinks lift our spirits, act as social focal points and help us unlock joy. We’re probably going to talk about mixed drinks a lot for a while.
We hope you’ll hang around and enjoy the ride with us!
Mike and Beth, New Burgundians