The Liebster Award

There’s nothing better than being recognized by a fellow blogger for having an entertaining/educational/cool/etc blog. Thank you A Girl With An Adventurous Fork for the Liebster Award!

What is the Liebster Award?

The Liebster Award is a new-comer award given by bloggers to other bloggers, it creates a great platform for new blogs to be discovered and build communications. The best thing about this award is, it creates a lot of encouragement and support within our blogging community.

What are the Liebster Award Rules?

By accepting this award I am committing to the following:

1.Thank and Tag the person who nominated you.
2.Answer 11 questions asked by your nominator.
3.Nominate 11 bloggers.
4.Create 11 questions for your 11 chosen bloggers.
5.Notify them through social media.

Questions from A Girl With An Adventurous Fork:

What is your biggest fear?

Living in an area where the food has no flavor… oh wait, I’m already there. Next rational fear, losing the last remaining bit of my ability to concentrate on anything for more than five minutes at a time.

What is your biggest accomplishment?

Tough one and something I can’t really answer seriously.

Figuring out how to knit continental style (left hand dominant) was fairly difficult. Only took me 6 years or so.

Who do you look up to?

Jacques Pépin has had an amazing career. Cooked for 3 French presidents. Turned down the job of White House chef for JKF. Ran the corporate kitchen at Howard Johnson’s making quality good tasting food on a large scale. Suffered and recovered from an accident that should have left him crippled for life. And he has been doing the TV chef thing longer and better than anyone else, yet maintains a humble attitude that says he’s not doing it for himself, but doing it to help the viewer be a better cook (*ahem ahem* David Chang and company *ahem*).

What’s your favorite quote?

‘In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.’

I really  miss William Safire. His ‘On Language‘ column for the NY Times was well worth the cost of subscription.

Favorite animal?

If I can be as picky as possible, and why not as this is my make believe world, a really well trained black percheron with a perfect parade trot. It’s such a beautiful sight.

If you can live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Seoul. Pork, kimchee, molten hot spicy soups, really fast internet, good and cheap beauty products. What’s not to love?

Where is your favorite travel destination?

Mexico City is one of the greatest cities I’ve ever been. It’s so big and chaotic, with incredible food, architecture, and culture.

What makes you the happiest?

Being able to have quiet alone time for at least 10 minutes a day. This has become so much harder than it should be.

What is the craziest thing you’ve done?

While I lived in Phoenix, I drove to Magdalena de Kino, about 50 or 60 miles south of the US-Mexico border just to have lunch.

What was the last thing that surprised you?

Just how awful Mexican food is in Saratoga Springs, New York. Really. So awful. How can someone mess up a taco that badly?

What is your favorite food?

Cucumbers. Avocados. Mangos. Red chiles.

 

My Liebster Award nominations:

 

My questions:

  • What is the best or worst gift you have ever received?
  • What is your present state of mind?
  • What is the most overused word in your writing?
  • What is your favorite way to spend money on yourself selfishly?
  • What is your favorite way to spend a free day?
  • What was the last place you traveled to?
  • What is the next place you’re going?
  • What makes you laugh?
  • What makes you angry?
  • When you think of your childhood home, what smells do you associate with it the most?
  • What is the most valuable lesson you have learned from failure?

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