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May 16, 2006

A Romantic Appetizer

My wife and I fell in love over a meal. Almost years ago we sat at the Highlands Oyster Bar and Grill in Birmingham, Alabama, drinking a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon while enjoying our respective braised lamb shank and trout. Somewhere between the candlelight, the clattering of both flatware and voices, and my acapella rendition of the Reverend Horton Heat's "Bales of Cocaine," we realized that we were soul mates (or, at the very least, "filet of sole" mates).

This past June we celebrated our seventh wedding anniversary, and our marriage has been filled with a shared passion for food. My wife says she is most fulfilled when we are both in the kitchen, working on a dish together. To her, this is the perfect metaphor for happiness. I have to agree, sharing a meal (whether the preparation or consumption) gives us the chance to reconnect after a busy day apart, the opportunity to work together toward something we love.

Today we launch our food blog, and hope to share our culinary lust with the world in our recipes, anecdotes, and friends who will share our virtual kitchen. Participation is optional, but feel free to drop us a line, send us a recipe, post a comment, or suggest a cookbook. Food has a wonderful way of bringing people together, it has certainly worked wonders for us.

Bon appetit.

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Posted by david at May 16, 2006 5:16 AM

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