We love food, wine, traveling and each other…at least we love each other most of the time…as long as there is plenty of food and wine involved…and no one asks what rocket is more than 11 times on a single vacation, because if we tell you rocket means arugula ten times, you should probably stop asking (especially if we haven’t eaten in a few hours), or just order it and see for yourself.
Our family is like a Super Tuscan wine. Super Tuscans got their start in the 1970s when Italian winemakers decided to create a new an exciting red wine. Italy has strict wine blending laws according to the Denominazione di Origine Controlla e Garantita (DOCG). Producers of Super Tuscans decided to break the rules and make a new wine blended from grapes of their choosing. Although our birth years span 1940 to 2011, we were blended in 1995, not the 1970s like the Super Tuscans. And we aren’t from Italy. So really all we have in common with the Super Tuscan is that we decided to break the rules and become a “blended” family that gets along pretty well (again, as long as we are properly fed and wined) Maybe we are more like a White Zinfandel…but not Baringer, a classy one…unless we are really desperate.
All in all, there are eleven of us so we tend to take over a restaurant when we walk in. Six of us are adults (by age…only five of us are adults by demeanor) and we span three generations. We travel ALL the time. We live in Oklahoma, and July in Oklahoma feels like I imagine it would feel to live inside of a mouth. And I’m not talking about a mouth that just put a piece of spearmint gum in it, I’m talking about a mouth that just woke up from an 8 course wine pairing dinner at Joel Robuchon. In other words, it’s HOT and HUMID and HORRIBLE. So we leave because it’s hot. We also leave because it’s cold or because the kids are out of school for Spring Break or because one of us is running a marathon, or because someone is having a big birthday, or because flights were on sale, or because it’s Friday and we don’t have plans.
We almost always bring our kids with us when we travel. They are great travelers, and they love trying new things. They also love room service. Their restaurant, travel and recipe picks are on our Foodie Kids page. They are excellent chefs, explorers and pizza/mac & cheese/ cupcake connoisseurs. But they will also try new foods and let you know what they think of them.
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Until then, happy eating, drinking and travels!