Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Chef Mark


Last week I ducked into Chez Fonfon before they opened, to see if I could prowl around for more photos. You know from past posts that this is a favorite haunt of mine. Who did I see, smiling at me through the window of the kitchen? Why Chef Mark! Someone for my 100 Strangers you ask?? Heavens no, I taught Mark in third grade! I know Mark's whole family and loved his sweet Momma to pieces. What a thrill to see him again, and I'm looking forward to having dinner there real soon and letting him whip up something special! You're never too old to brown nose your teacher are you??


BLOG WORD A DAY

Today begins a new feature here at BADP. I just finished reading Who Let the Blogs Out, by Biz Stone. A fascinating read that chronicles the history of blogging and gives a lot of helpful tips if you are more computer savvy than I. Biz was nice enough to include a glossary in the back. I thought I'd give you a word a day for a while. I think even the more seasoned bloggers, as well as many of my non-blogging readers will enjoy them. We'll start with the basics and work our way down.

blog
Noun. A personal website that provides updated headlines and news articles of other sites that are of interest to the user, also may include journal entries, commentaries, and recommendations compiled by the user; also written weblog, Web log. Verb. To compose and publish a blog entry.

17 comments:

Olivier said...

superbe ce portrait b&wn, il a beau sourire.

Julie said...

He looks to be a smashing lad, does your Mark. He has that sort of beard that looks as though he has never close shaved but only ever cut the ends. That is a compliment, by the way!!

Nice in B&W ...

Bibi said...

I'd be happy to eat just about anything he cooks up.

As for blogging, I've learned a lot since I've started---memes, widgets....

Babooshka said...

Well hello Mark. He is as Bibi implies, a bit of a dish himself. Like the blog word of the day. I think I tick some of those boxes, in my own quirky way.

Maya said...

He's a cutie!

Good idea posting the blog words. I hope everyone reading this knows what a blog is by now, but I guess you never know...

Thérèse said...

Composers and publishers already! Cool, I like very much your idea of a blog word a day:)) and if your coming up meal looks like Mark's smile, no worry:)

Halcyon said...

Cool! We ate there when we came to B'ham last Memorial Day. We talked with one of the chefs and his Czech (or some E European country) wife. The food was great and so was the atmosphere!

Daryl said...

Oh nothing better than knowing the Chef personally .. cant wait to hear/see what he whips up for you!

Char said...

cute portrait!!! did you get my directions for the carving school?

Virginia said...

Char,
No I didn't, but thanks for trying! :)
v

Marie-Noyale said...

Youa re getting really good with those portraits
A nice framing and you should get a free dinner!!!

Jacob said...

You could be taking quite a chance, V. Are you sure you were one of his favorite teachers? Are you willing to eat his food? Is it possible he might try to "disable" you with his whipped up something?

I'se just kidding! Looks like a fine young man, and I think you can enjoy his creation without a worry!

Virginia said...

Jacob,
I'm feeling pretty good about whatever Mark dishes up. I made him learn those multiplication facts AND cursive! HA

Halcyon,
Come on back and we'll go there and play a little pétanque in the back while the weather's still good.
V

Kate said...

What a happy, handsome lad. Don't know this fellow, but I suspect you captured his personality. What a catch for some deserving young woman: a man who knows how to cook!

I think you'll have a captive audience with your vocabulary list.
Think I'll get the book, too.

Halcyon said...

Oh - and when I was there they offered us a lemon tartelette on the house b/c they had too many. Divine!

Jilly said...

Superb portrait. He looks like a man happy in his work. Thanks for the book recommendation. I'm going to look into this.

TheChieftess said...

Great portrait!!! Very natural and fun!!!