@JoelECarlson: Hello everyone! Welcome to the Food-Friday Twitterview with my Food Blogging guest @EatDrinkLifeLuv (Lynne). Lets get started!
Lynne: Hi Joel and everyone in the Twitterverse!
Q – #1 Lets start from the beginning @EatDrinkLifeLuv, where did you grown up and where did you go to school?
Lynne: Born in Duluth, MN, moved to the Twin Cities about age 6, grew up in St. Anthony Village, went to college @ U of MN.
Q – #2 @EatDrinkLifeLuv Isn’t it Da’lute? :) So what did you study at the #UofMN?
Lynne: My dad still calls it Da-lute. :) And I still visit both of my lovely grandmas there (one age 86, the other age 91)!
From the U of MN I have a BA in journalism/public relations.
Q – #3 So after college, what kind of work have you done, and who have you worked for?
Lynne: I worked w/various non-profit orgs for awhile then started my own communications consulting biz 6 years ago
Through http://t.co/iB49a63 I do all types of communications, writing & PR
And a colleague & I just started http://t.co/kan01Jx and are writing web content & working w/business messaging
Q – #4 So you’re saying you have lots of FREE TIME right? j/k :) What kinds of businesses do you prefer to work with?
Lynne: I enjoy working w/businesses that will pay me. = ) I REALLY enjoy working with small to med. businesses, esp. locally.
Q – #5 The best kind! :) Lets now shift attention to you and your blog: @EatDrinkLifeLuv. When did you start it, and what is it’s focus?
Lynne: When my hubby & I first started dating we were watching @BravoTopChef Masters & started cooking the food ourselves.
What started as a fun Wednesday nite ritual, turned into a blog about one yr. ago when I needed a creative outlet.
I write about our cooking adventures & the restaurants we visit around the country.
Q – #6 So a real family-bonding cooking experience. Do you have some specialties? What cities have you been able to visit?
Lynne: K & I have definitely become a great team through our cooking/eating experiences!
There are so many foods/recipes to try we almost never cook the same thing twice. We do good gnocchi, pasta & pot pie.
We’ve visited Seattle, Chicago, Atlanta, Vegas & most recently our honeymoon where we ate our way thru New York City.
Q – #7 Share 1 item/meal from each city that you enjoyed.
Lynne: The tasting menu @ Atlanta’s Woodfire Grill, gorgeous trout amandine @ Bouchon in Vegas, local honey from Seattle…
We ate at Le Bernardin in NYC, but my favorite meal was @ Anita Lo’s Anissa & @Mariobatali Manzo in Eately
Q – #8 It all sounds good! FAVORITES: Restaurant(s), store, comfort food, national chef, recent book or blog.
Lynne: Our top 3 fave Twin Cities restaurants are: @piccolo_mpls @HeidisMpls and Bar La Grassa. We LUV @pizzanea too.
I don’t like to shop so my fave store is probably @LindenHillsCoop Nat’l chef Jose Andreas = pure entertainment!
Great recent book, “Blood, Bones & Butter” and I dig all of the #MNFoodBloggers blogs! Also Tastespotting.com
Comfort food? My grandma’s homemade yeasty dinner rolls or raisin-y Easter bread.
Q – #9 If you could invite 1 person (dead/alive) for a meal with you, who would you invite, and why?
Lynne: Maybe @Mariobatali Rumor has it a meal with him is a joyful party with never ending, amazing food & free-flowing wine.
Or maybe @NeilTyson so I could learn anything & everything about space. It would be a fascinating meal!
@JoelECarlson: Well thank you @EatDrinkLifeLuv for your time and comments today on #jectv! Have a great weekend, and keep on cookin’!
Lynne: Thanks Joel! Have a great weekend!