I have just been tagged by Courtney of http://www.courtneypool.blogspot.com, so this means that I need to speak of 5 things that most of you might not know about me.
1-My first culinary experience happened at a very young age. One morning, before the rest of my family woke from bed, I decided to see what kind of art I could create with the ingredients located in my fridge. The only problem was that I would do this in my families newly remodeled family room. Bologna would be slapped against the wall, eggs dripped down the lamp shade, ketchup and mustard where smeared all over the place. I basically dumped out the entire fridge out onto the floor, ceiling and walls. Needless to say my father was not too happy with my version of culinary artistry and I think my bum was a bit sore after this episode.
2-Since graduating from high school in 1997, I have lived in 13 different locations. My travels have brought me to living in such places as Vermont, Boston, Colorado, Alaska, and Oregon. I have moved to various locations in and around my home town of Branford, Connecticut. Besides my last 4 year stay in CT, I haven't lived anywhere for longer than 10 months in the last 10 years.
3-Speaking of Alaska, in 1999, after reading the book Into the Wild, I spent a summer working at River Song Lodge in the Alaskan bush. I certainly did not have any of the adventures as Chris McCandless would, but I did get to have my own little adventures and live in an area surrounded by both grizzly and black bears. I was one of 3 chefs who would run 2 separate lodges , creating all the meals for up to 70 guests a day.
4-In 4th grade, all the students in my class had to give a book report that was to be video taped. We would have to dress up like a character in a book and give the report from the characters perspective. I choose to be the father from the book The Borrowers. Without practicing my lines or giving much of an effort, I went in front of the class with a suit that was way to small for me. Sweaty, nervous, and way to shy, I tried to pretend like I had actually knew what I was talking about. About 30 seconds into the report, I realized I couldn't go on and took the F.
A few years later, I would redeem myself by teaming up with my classmate Stosh and doing a report as one of the Wright Brothers. I aced the one!!!
5-Until going to culinary school, I consumed only 4 vegetables on a regular basis. Raw carrots, cucumbers, iceberg lettuce, and black olives were the only veggies that would enter my body. I pretty much lived off of macaroni, bologna sandwiches, pizza, doughnuts, chips, and soda. My favorite breakfast was Cocoa pebbles drenched in whole milk and my favorite dinner was spaghetti and clams. I guess I can say that I have come a long way.
Now it is my turn to pass the torch. I hereby tag-
Here are the rules: Link to your tagger and post these rules. Share 5 facts about yourself. Tag 5 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them). Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.