When I was a kid, I wanted to be Bernie Kosar when I grew up. I was a tomboy and loved football (still do). It didn’t dawn on me until I was 10 or so that this could not be achieved. Once reality set in, I was determined to be a high school history teacher. I held on to this belief until I left for college and ultimately changed courses to journalism (with a specialization in public relations). While I love what I do for a living and am happy with the path I chose, I’ve often daydreamed about being a food critic, combining two things I’m pretty passionate about.
Realistically, that’s not going to happen so this blog has become my outlet of sorts. This blog has also afforded me the opportunity to start freelancing for Cleveland Magazine. In this month’s issue, I have my first three, albeit very brief and heavily edited, articles. But I don’t care – I was given the opportunity to do something I’ve always wanted to do and looks like they will let me play along for a while longer.
The three articles are in the comfort foods section, which came out really nice (lots of good things to try as the weather gets colder). I wrote about mama’s famous white sauce at Carrie Cerino’s, the pork chops at The Grill at Bainbridge Commons and apple pie at Mom’s Dinner.