Those of you who know me personally know that I love food. Ok, I know everyone loves food, we need it to sustain life…but I LOVE food. Almost to the point of embarrassment. I get giddy when I see something on a menu that is unusual (like geoduck). I do a little happy dance when I see components of a dish that I would never have thought to mix together (like a burger between two Tastykakes). I do the Nutty Professor Hercules clap when a plate gets put in front of me that is so beautiful I almost don’t want to ruin it (but I will). Remember the scene in the diner in When Harry Met Sally? The “I’ll have what she’s having” scene? Ok, maybe her actions were not specific to what she was eating, but that’s how I sometimes act when I am enjoying a good meal. See? Embarrassing.
To me, food is art, and there are no better culinary artisans than those in Philadelphia. So you can imagine my excitement that I am going to be the official photographer for FEASTIVAL on September 14th! FEASTIVAL is a culinary event that gathers together some of Philadelphia’s most distinguished restaurateurs and chefs to benefit the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe. You get to stuff your face while supporting the arts in Philadelphia. Sign me up!
Wait – there’s MORE! I’m giving away a pair of tickets to FEASTIVAL, valued at $500! It’s simple to put your name in the hat…just leave a brief comment below stating why you are a foodie. And then be sure to stop by my Facebook page and hit “like” because that’s where I’ll be announcing the winner on Wednesday, August 31st. Deadline to enter is Friday, August 26th. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.phillyfeastival.com.
Because I can’t post without a picture, here’s one of me at age 3 enjoying a lovely breakfast of eggs and cereal…and wishing I had a couple of Tastykakes to go with it.