A few years ago Jen and I met while working at Zingerman’s Deli in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We found our passion for food, books, and life in general were so much in line that we not only wanted to explore our community’s unique flavor together, we wanted to turn it into a radio show that could be shared with anyone and everyone who would listen. We came up with the idea of creating a live broadcast that would highlight what we thought of as Ann Arbor’s unique terroir. Unfortunately, our proudly named show, Radio Free Bacon, turned into something much different than intended and we eventually moved on. Nonetheless, our enthusiasm and friendship grew stronger through the years as each of us embarked on other exciting adventures. I traveled to Brazil and then began a master’s program in Public Health. Jenny got married and continued to cultivate her passion for writing and food.
Now here we are at the start of 2010 still in love with the world of food, and both determined to keep our thriving friendship alive. As I move across the country to San Francisco and Jen continues to shape her life in the Ann Arbor area, we are re-igniting the Radio Free Bacon flame—only this time with a slightly different twist. Instead of focusing on one community’s local terroir, we are expanding our reach to, well, just about any place, and while the focus is still on highlighting the fun, interesting, complex, and unique characteristics of our communities, it is also how we will communicate about the rich and vibrant experiences of our everyday, ordinary lives. Here you will find anything from short vignettes about music we’ve encountered to pictures and descriptions of our favorite meals. Our hope is simply to breathe life into fleeting moments and inspire others to live richly.
The Webster-Merriam Dictionary defines feast as, “an elaborate and usually abundant meal often accompanied by a ceremony or entertainment,” and also, “something that gives unusual or abundant enjoyment." Here we mean for it to encompass all facets of our daily experience, from eating, to working, to sitting on the porch. So with that, you are invited to join our cyber-table. We hope you enjoy the feast!