The Food That Sings

About February 25, 2010

Meet Janine and Alison: friends, foodies, teachers, lovers of all things music and literature, and recent food bloggers.

Blog authors Alison and Janine

We have been friends for the past five years, and share one, well, perhaps multiple, but nonetheless, very important quality…we both highly appreciate good food.  This love of food has led to our constant pursuit of many late wine and food nights , a “not quite long enough” foodie trip to Napa, and our incessant recipe exchange.  This last endeavor has recently made it apparent to the two of us that we should post all of our hard, yet fun work in the kitchen to our friends, family, and other foodies out there.  As new and “a work-in-progress” food bloggers, we promise to post only our favorite finds and even some of our family secrets.  Please leave comments and share your thoughts, we’d love to hear from you.  Cheers!!

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9 Responses to “About”

  1. Serenamom Says:

    Hey Jeff- I am a foodie, too! and love to read food-related books. I have all of Ruth R.’s books, all the Tuscany books, and many others related to the wonderful world of food. One of my recent favorites is Wine and War- it’s about the German occupatin of the French wine country during WWII and how they conspired to hide their best wine and keep it from Hitler’s table. I’ll speak food any day- and love writing for the TASTE section of the Tallahassee Democrat. I’ve promoted recipes from the new Junior League cookbook, A Thyme to Celebrate. BTW, it’s great! happy cooking!

    • jlcouch Says:

      Hi Serena – thanks for leaving a message. Funny that you should mention Ruth R’s books. I just finished my first one “Garlic and Sapphires” last night and loved it! Will have to pick up another soon. I also picked up Wine and War and will be giving it a look soon. YA lit scoot over (temporarily), its time for some food lit 🙂

  2. BilltheCat Says:

    I think that this is really great. I can hardly wait to read and see your next wonderful creation.

  3. serenamom Says:

    Here is my friend Bonnie’s Shrimp Orzo recipe- so good!

    Shrimp Orzo
    1 ½ cups orzo (on the pasta aisle) cook to al dente (approx 9 minutes) and drain
    1 large can diced tomatoes or use fresh
    ¾ cup sliced green onions
    1 clove garlic chopped
    ¾ to 1 cup crumbled feta cheese – I use all of the container and I try to buy the chunk and crumble it myself
    zest of one lemon
    juice of one lemon (and a splash of white wine if you have it)
    ½ teasp salt
    pepper to taste
    1 pound of medium/small shrimp peeled and deveined if necessary (uncooked) if using
    large shrimp cut into smaller pieces
    1/3 cup chopped fresh basil (fresh is important and makes the dish)
    Preparation
    Preheat oven to 350°.
    In a large bowl mix all the ingredients—except the basil. Once mixed, gently add the
    basil. Use a pre-made foil bag or make one and (put the bag in a large pyrex dish or pan)
    Next place the orzo mixture in the prepared bag and fold the edges over tightly to seal it.
    Bake 350° 25 to 35 minutes, or until shrimp are done. Open and serve.
    This recipe serves 4 to 6 (or more) depending on who is eating!

  4. Kristin Says:

    Welcome to the blogosphere lady!


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