special ed.: funny names in food and super sweet

Food for fun is veering off schedule a bit to send out a Special Edition as it has two separate pieces of news, neither or which seemed to fit into regularly scheduled programming.

Piece of News #1: Many moons ago (ok, last January), the folks over at The Blog of Funny Names asked me to write the occasional guest post. Honored by the request from such a distinguished and talented bunch, I signed on. Note that I am not being even the slightest bit tongue-in-cheek when I say “distinguished and talented.” The blog’s creators are are bright (and hilarious) young men on ambitious career paths that include (but are not limited to) writing, filmmaking, medicine, entrepreneurial start-up, and law.

My initial draw to their blog was that it made me laugh and was completely unrelated to food. Anyone who has spent time at food for fun knows that working with and writing about food is my profession as well as my obsession. So it’s nice to have the occasional outlet that steers clear of all things edible. (The irony of my BoFN posts being food-related is not lost on me.) My first BoFN appearance was referred to in an earlier food for fun post (cornbread!) and today I link you to my latest on BoFN, where I introduce folks to savvy food businesswoman, Gesine-Bullock Prado. Would love it if you’d click over for a read, then (please) come back for Special Ed. part 2 🙂

Piece of News #2: The Perky Poppy Seed has honored food for fun with a nomination for a Super Sweet Blogger award. Thrilled, I must admit I am also at a bit of a loss when it comes to award nominations. They’re much-appreciated pats on the back from other like-minded bloggers and I love that someone enjoys food for fun enough to give me such a (sweet) shout-out. But nominating others always stumps me–not because there aren’t other deserving blogs out there, but because there are so many deserving blogs and they’ve already received the awards. What’s a stumped blogger to do?

In the interest of paying it forward, I do want to link you to a Baker’s Dozen of 13 (make that 15) blogs I enjoy. If you’re linked and want to make the Super Sweet award official, you can circle back to Perky’s post to put your plan in action. But there’s no obligation here–it’s just me telling others that I love what I’ve found in your space. (That said, it’s not an all-inclusive list. Just like all of you, my list of blogs enjoyed is seemingly endless and always growing.) A huge shout-out and thank you much to Perky Poppy Seed. If you’ve yet to visit her blog, you must head over. She even has a Foodie Movie page! Others for clicking…Seal_LLC (2)

And that, food for fun friends, completes this inaugural Special Edition. Thanks for coming by 🙂 You can now join the regularly scheduled programming already in progress…

25 thoughts on “special ed.: funny names in food and super sweet

    • You’re welcome 🙂 I always enjoy the freshness and simplicity of your recipes (hope that made sense). And I am forever grateful for you getting me out of that beet brownie disaster 0-: heehee.

  1. Whoohoo! Congrats on the award my friend, super (and sweetly) well deserved!

    PS I like that you’re using tv and film lingo all over the internet today. Yet another sign of our legendary online osmosis! Ooooh, or blogmosis, if you will 😀

    PS2: you know that word’s going to show up on a Wordful Wednesday one of these days …

    • Lol–hadn’t even occurred to me that I was talking so much TV here 🙂 Blogmosis is an awesome word and I like a lot. Have learned so many new words since connecting with you. (might make a list, so watch your email box.)

      I saw mention of “more recipes” on WBS just yesterday, I believe, so we must be rubbing off on each other.

      Re: Wordful Wednesdays. How long have you been doing? Thinking you should put them together in a Greatest Hits at some point as your words rock and are way more fun than reading the dictionary.

      • You’re right, we totally are 🙂

        Wordful Wednesdays have been around for almost as long as the blog has … that’s SUCH a great idea … I can definitely do some sort of “Greatest Hits” for my one year blogiversary! You’re a genius!!

    • TWC-you were supposed to be on that list 0-: Seriously, your blog name and a link were to be included. This is what happens when I work into the wee morning hours. Arrrgh.

      Anyhoo, consider yourself “nominated” and we’ll raise a glass at Happy Hour on Friday. Any specific spirits I should have on hand? 😉

      • Aw shucks, thanks! I’ve been nominated for this award in the past, so I figured that’s why you didn’t include me.

        Asking me which spirits you should have on hand implies that I already know what I will be making for Friday. I’m not usually that organized!

        • yes, then, that’s exactly why I didn’t list–I knew you had already been a recipient 😉 Looking forward to Friday whatever it may bring!

    • Thanks, Tracy, though I don’t think I really got the award as I didn’t follow the rules (derned rules). Questions to answer and official nominations–skipped those parts. But fun to put a list of faves together. Dave’s right–they have awesome names 🙂

      Good luck!

  2. Oh man, I’m totally honored! Thanks for the shout out! Even though I’m not a foodie, I think I can have fun reading the names of food blogs… “Patrons of the Pit”, “Paint Chips and Frosting”, and all the others… all very good names!

    • Just checked out Imbibere… there’s a “food” blog that’s speaking my language. I love classic cocktails! It may be on its way to becoming my second-favorite food blog.

    • you would totally like Patrons of the Pit, Dave. It’s written by a fellow Minnesotan (so yes, he is also unassuming and polite, yada yada 😉 ) who grills up amazing food. You’d pass on the meat, I know, but he’s grilled caramel rolls and other such things. His writing voice is gentle and lyrical and just plain fun. Imbibere is gorgeous, but not posted to often, so you’ll just have to keep coming back here for the drinks.

      Appreciate ALL of your kind words. Funny how I just happened upon BoFN one fine day, you made me laugh, and here we are. (still laughing btw)

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