Honest Scrap Award

It’s always great to receive an award, I feel like a movie star ;)

I received it a few weeks ago from Steve at Oui, chef. Thanks Steve! It took me time to pass it on, but having people waiting isn’t what being a star is about?!

More seriously, it’s been a great honor to receive this award from a real Chef. If you don’t know his blog, I strongly recommend you check his awesome recipes (click here).

Getting back to the award, here are the rules:

A) List 10 honest things about yourself—and make them interesting, even if you have to dig deep!

B) Pass the award on to 7 bloggers who you feel embody the spirit of the Honest Scrap and whose blogs you find brilliant in design or content.

Let’s do this! I’ll comply with the honesty rule, please be indulgent on the “make them interesting” part ;)

1/ It totally sounds like a cliché but let me tell you I love frog legs and occasionally eat snails too!

2/ I love experimenting when it comes to cooking but… I’m not always the wisest when it comes to combining ingredients. I definitely went too far lately with an eggplant, caramelized onions and pear soup!!…

3/ My dream job would be foodie globe trotter for a TV show. Can you imagine getting paid to travel, eat and learn cooking techniques all around the world?!… These guys are my heroes!

4/ I recently quit my job to launch a business (nope, I’m not a foodie globe trotter yet ;))

5/ When I was 18, I spent a year in the USA being an au pair. As a result, I would learn a lot speaking English with the kids. Believe it or not, I spent the first 3 months (until someone nice corrected me…) saying “I’m going pottie” when going to the restroom!!!

6/ I can’t sing… I wish I could, but I can’t!

7/ I had my two seconds of fame a few years back saying “Car mechanics are not my thing” in a French car manufacturer TV ad… Two seconds of fame that led to two years hearing jokes about it!

8/ I’m an avid reader, always have been. I just finished Seeing by Jose Saramago, which I enjoyed reading a lot.

9/ I’m worst than a 5 years old kid when it comes to eating candies; I can’t explain why but I love them!

10/ I had to live in Amsterdam to meet the man of my life who is actually Spanish… Who said life isn’t full of surprises?!

It’s time to pass the award on to foodbloggers whose posts and recipes inspire me a lot… And the winners are…

Mardi from Eat, Live, Travel, Write

G. from Kiss My Spatula

Lindsey from Lost In Cheeseland

Jamie from Life is a feast

Chrystal & Amir  from The Duo Dishes

Michael from Herbivoracious

Gaelle from What are you feeding your kids these days

9 thoughts on “Honest Scrap Award

  1. 03/15/2010 at 6:49 PM

    HA….I love your honest facts, and must tell you that two of my boys and I were eating dinner Friday at one of our favorite new restaurants in Boston called Gaslight, a beautiful French styled bistro. What did we have for two shared appetizers….frogs legs and escargot! You should have been there. Vive la France!

  2. 03/15/2010 at 9:52 PM

    Wow!! Thank you so much for nominating me!!!

  3. 03/16/2010 at 12:00 AM

    Congrats on the award, and well deserved too – it was certainly fun learning more about you.

  4. 03/16/2010 at 6:38 AM

    thanks so much for the mention, véronique! i love snails too and will have to look up that jose saramago book. good luck with your new business venture!

  5. 03/16/2010 at 9:23 PM

    Thanks for the award! Congrats on quitting your job! That is huge, and it’s worth the virtual applause. Hopefully one day, you’ll land a gig as a traveling foodie. Maybe you’ll bring us along? :)

  6. 03/18/2010 at 5:19 PM

    Hahahahahahaha,…I loved reading more about you!! You are a funny woman!

    How is your Spanish now? Can you speak it fluidly?

    I am in my second year of Spanish!

    Muchos besos & saludos de Bruselas!

  7. 03/18/2010 at 8:35 PM

    Thanks for the award – loved reading the facts about you!

  8. 03/21/2010 at 1:11 AM

    @Oui, chef: I would have loved to be there! I only spent one day in Boston but I though it was a delightful city. Fun to know we can find a restaurant serving snails and frog legs over there!

    @Lindsey: It’s well deserved ;)

    @oysterCulture: Thanks! I’s been fun writing it too!

    @my spatula: Oh, you so deserve it! Love all the basic stuff you make from scratch. Definitely check the book, it’s a very good one.

    @The Duo Dishes: Sounds like lots of fun to bring you along! I’ll let you know if I ever end up a foodie globe trotter :D

    @Sophie: My mom is a Spanish teacher and my parents had a lot of Spanish speaking friends so I’ve been hearing/ learning it from a young age. My boyfriend is the one who had to struggle with French when we moved back here ;) Muchos besos para ti también Sophie. ¡Me encantó tu ultima receta de salmón con jengibre!

    @Mardi: You’re very welcome. I’m sure you’ll have as much fun as I did when choosing ten facts about you ;)

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