Honorable Guest Blogger: Amy Sherman of CookingwithAmy.com
By Erika Lenkert June 19,2007
I was super psyched when Amy agreed to by my inaugural guest blogger. I asked her to tell us all a little about herself, her favorite haunts in her hometown of San Francisco, and anything else she felt like sharing. Following is her fantastically insightful and enjoyable response. As Amy would say, “Read it and eat!”
AMY’S GUEST BLOG
Occupation: Writer and marketing consultant.
What are you most well-known for: My blog, Cooking with Amy. It was chosen one of the best food blogs by Forbes a few years back and has also been written up in a fair number of newspapers and magazines. But it’s not like I get recognized or anything.
Number one question asked of bloggers: How do you make money from your blog? The answer, I don’t! I blog because I love doing it. Thankfully it has lead to some wonderful paid work including food writing, recipe development and even being a spokesperson.
Best thing about blogging: Meeting and becoming friends with so many wonderful food and wine bloggers.
Food writer you aspire to be like: Laurie Colwin with a touch of Nigella Lawson thrown in for good measure.
Best food porn site: Tastespotting.com. Check it out, you’ll see what I mean.
Place you always tell visitors to check out: The Ferry Plaza. The building is so gorgeous and even though it’s pricey, the market really does have beautiful produce. It’s a great place to find treasures to bring home and to get a snack. Visiting the new De Young museum, the Japanese Tea Garden and the Conservatory of Flowers makes for a great day in Golden Gate Park. I also suggest checking out 24th Street in the Mission for murals, shopping and eating.
What I’m currently reading: Just finished reading Elsie’s Biscuits on the plane back from Asheville, North Carolina. I met the author Laurey Masterton there and had to get my hands on her award-winning Sweet Potato Salad recipe. The book is a combination of stories and recipes which is a format I love.
What were you doing in Asheville?: Actually, Asheville invited food bloggers to come visit. You see the world differently when you travel, I love to experience new places and try to get across the country or out of the country at least once a year.
Favorite fruit: Usually peaches and raspberries but just for today, apricots because I made a batch of killer apricot ginger scones.
Best bargain in San Francisco: The Bargain Bank. It’s one of those discount stores where you never know what you’ll find. I have scored some great stuffâ€“like truffle honey and Scharffenberger chocolate, but you have to go all the time because new things come in every day.
Favorite local hangout: If I’m downtown, Cafe Madeleine for awesome hot chocolate, otherwise La Boulange de Polk because it’s right around the corner from my apartment.
Favorite neighborhood spot: Lately I’ve been hanging out at The Candy Store on Vallejo Street because the proprietor Diane is so much fun and who doesn’t love a store full of candy?
Favorite restaurants of the moment: Just had a fantastic dinner at Myth. Everything was fresh and vibrantly flavored. I also love Luella which is just up the block from my place, I always order the polenta fries and PlumpJack Cafe for special occasions I recommend the tasting menu which is not actually on the menu.
Favorite unknown restaurant: Kappa. It’s a Japanese place in Japantown that is right upstairs from the Denny’s. Order the set menu the first time you go for something very unusual and special.
Classic San Francisco story: A few years ago I was volunteering for the San Francisco Ballet’s gala opening. A woman walked in and said to me “you’re wearing my dress!” It was Jessica McClintock and I was indeed wearing one of her creations.
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