I don't know what this photo illustrates better: the sharpness of the corer or the ripeness of the pear? Harry & David Gift Baskets do have great pears, but I also sliced the shit out of my thumb yesterday packing away my new corer. My mom persuaded me to put Superglue on the cut. It worked.
I would like to think of myself as a food authority or a connoisseur, but really I am just a guy who enjoys food and most of all, writing about food. I was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and recently moved to Lake Leelanua, Mich. During the summers, I cook at a restaurant in historic Fishtown, Mich. where I became a foodie. One time I prepared a medium cheddar burger for Iron Chef Mario Batali, and he definitely shook my hand and told me how great it was. I figure maybe he was just being kind, but regardless, somebody enjoyed my food and a complement to the chef is the highest reward of cooking. So just like Mario enjoyed my burger, I hope my readers will derive just as much enjoyment out of reading my blog.