Saturday, March 10, 2012
Letting you peek inside my fridge
I've tackled a number of unique writing assignments over the years, but one of my favorite is a series of columns I wrote for Edible Iowa River Valley. The folks at the magazine asked me to investigate the refrigerators of various local people -- Z102.9's Schulte & Swann, Corridor Media Group's John Lohman, pianist Dan Knight, and more -- in order to discover what local foods might be in the icebox. I also loved to find the quirky foods that made each person and each refrigerator unique (in fact, that was always more interesting to me!).
To kick the series off, I detailed the contents of my own fridge, in a piece that made it clear that I had a long way to go if I was going to become a local food aficionado. Upon reflection, I don't think I've made much progress. Here's a link to that first column.
(By the by, my editor introduced an error into this piece -- no, really! -- and it renders the first sentence of the fourth paragraph nonsensical. Do me a favor: Ignore the word "when" when you get there.)