The Girl Who Ate Everything

Blogging about food and whatever since 2004.

Random Notes: Australian Press, Serious Eats Posts, and My Friend Who's Getting Married

pistachio and orange
Coming soon, to my mouth.

1. I'm going to Philadelphia this weekend to visit the almighty Alex and eat loads of food. If you don't hear from me for a while, that's why. On that note, if you live in Philly and wanna meet up for gelato or something equally delicious, let me know!

Home Beautiful blog mention
I feel like a winner

2. I got blurbed in the November issue of Australia's Home Beautiful magazine! What does my blog have to do with Australia or beautiful homes? Nothing! In what universe is this a top food blog? I don't know! But I don't care; I am just happy that anyone reads this thing. So thank you very much, people at Home Beautiful, for mentioning me alongside the lovely Grab Your Fork (I've met Helen; she's awesome!) and Stone Soup.


3. My shitty doughnut list is up on Serious Eats New York. It gets the Kathy seal of approval. Also on Serious Eats, my review of Nine Cakes' delicious cupcakes and my mom's translation of Lan Zhou's Hand-Pulled Noodle menu, which I previously reviewed as Nam Zhou, which is confusing since my mom translated the name as Fu-Zhou Daily Prosper Mini Meal.

What the fugnut is going on?

I also reviewed this Japanese snack, Takoyaki-ya San, on Serious Eats. ENJOY CRAZY JAPANESE CANDIES!!!

I had a more embarassing photo of Carol to put here, but decided to be nice and use this one.

4. One of my longtime friends (since 6th grade), Carol, is getting married next summer. She's the first really good friend I have who's getting married—frickin' MARRIED—which makes me feel like a 23-year old spinster.

Anyhoo, this is about Carol, not my unrelenting loneliness. She has the most adorable "How I Got Engaged" story. READ IT!!! You must read it because it's part of a contest to win $1500 towards hiring a wedding photographer. And you must vote so she can win. And she must win because her story is really cute. Pinky swearz. Admittedly, I didn't read the other stories—they might also be very aw-inducing, but they're not about Carol, so I don't care! Weeeoo!

I'll show you something semi-embarassing if you vote for her. Yeah? Okay, it's not that embarassing. But just to prove that Carol and I go way back..

aw.  way back when.
I bet 11-year olds don't dress like this anymore.

That's a photo of us from our school's winter dance in 6th grade. 1997! Jebus. I'm in the middle and she's on the right end. I swear she looks almost the same now as she did then. And I put on 15+ pounds. Fail. My other friends in the photo has changed drastically since then. I must admit that Carol is the only one I still keep in contact with, although I am Facebook friends with the other three, if that counts for anything.


I should finish up with my Kåre entries now.


G / November 7, 2008 1:27 AM

Yo, yeah I know how you feel. My friend that's my age that I've know like forever is getting married next year. I don't think it's hit me yet. Anyway I voted for her and she chose a great photographer, Wayne Yuan!

Nellie / November 7, 2008 1:28 AM

Awww. You know what?

I grew up in a really Christian community and EVERYBODY is getting married right now. I'm 22. What a weird, weird feeling. Weddings of other people.

Then again....

That said, I've been with the son of an Evangelical pastor for the past four years. The boyfriend/son is not. So therefore a lot more emphasis is placed on the actual relationship rather than the legal commitment.

That being said, I'm going to live in Paris for two months sans-boyfriend! Tres triste, but we shall Skype.


G / November 7, 2008 2:07 AM

1 - have fun :)

2 -Good for you to get some spin, even if the magazine may be a bit weird in this case. You deserve it because your blog is simply great: wonderful photos with all posts, which are well written and funny :D

3 - Japanese food is awesome. No exceptions.

4 - 23 is too young to get married anyways. Enjoy your freedom while it lasts, Robyn! I'm sorry but that story sounds a bit cheezy. No offense, of course. And who doesn't put on weight in their 20s? It's normal.


Marvo / November 7, 2008 4:18 AM

Yay for getting a shout out in another magazine that isn't in the United States! :-)

Also, I enjoy all things Japanese, including myself. Oh wait, that doesn't sound right...

SuperChomp / November 7, 2008 7:01 AM

Yay, worldwide fame and adulation for you!

The takoyaki sweet looks awesome. I will keep an eye out for it, heh.

Congrats to Carol. I voted :)

roboppy / November 7, 2008 9:08 AM

Gordon: It's weird to think that this will be the first big wedding I go to...that isn't for a relative. I MIGHT HAVE FUN.

Nellie: Everyone is getting married? Holy crap. ...Paris will be 5 billion times awesomer! I AM SO JEALOUS.

G: Haha, I don't think marriage = no freedom. I mean, if it's right. Most marriages may not fit that idea though...I dunno. :(

Okay, a bit cheesy, but that doesn't mean it's not cute! Ehehee.


SuperChomp: Thanks for voting!

Julie / November 7, 2008 10:38 AM

Okay, I want this: Fu-Zhou Daily Prosper Mini Meal

Congrats on your Home Beautiful blurb! Also, 11 year olds dressed like that when I was 11, and I'm almost 10 years older than you are.

Mitzy / November 7, 2008 11:41 AM

Robyn, I noticed that you wear glasses since you were young, me too! :-) Congrats on the shout out, yay. Also, have fun in Philly!

Nathalie / November 7, 2008 12:24 PM

My sister lives like two blocks from Capogiro (the 13th street location), and I'm definitely making a trip there this weekend. Ask them to taste the pumpkin and sweet potato praline, if it's available when you go. Thai coconunt milk = also awesome. Ya know, just go ahead and taste everything.

If you're gonna be in Philly I highly recommend you visit Cosi as well. Cosi + Capogiro is my current ideal food run in Philly =D Also, as I recall you really concentrate on the bread part of a sandwich. You won't be disappointed at Cosi on that front.

Amanda / November 7, 2008 6:51 PM

Glad to see you're highly prioritizing Capogiro. Philly has good dim sum as well (I like Ocean Harbor and HK Golden Phoenix) and if you head towards South Philly, there's good, cheap Mexican and Vietnamese places. Metropolitan Bakery has awesome bread and bread-y type stuff, and you might as well visit Reading Terminal Market too- every foody person who comes to Philly does, and it's lots of fun to walk around. Plus it's right near Chinatown. Enjoy your trip!

carol / November 7, 2008 8:34 PM

You are too aweseom!!!! That pic rocks..hahha..u know simone's on facebook??
Have u been to san antonio? There for the weekend :) when I'm bak from all the travelling we need to have a date :) LOVE!!

roboppy / November 7, 2008 8:57 PM

Julie: I feel like kids today are more fashionable than when I was a kid...or maybe I dress really poorly (highly possible!).

JustNancy: I haven't heard anyone say AY YAH in a looong time!

Mitzy: I've been wearing glasses since I was 9! ..Euh. That's not good, is it?



Sera: Oh crap! Are you going to the Chocolate Show? I'm kind of glad I'm not...cos I'd prolly just get sick.

Amanda: I'll definitely hit Reading Terminal. I went there the last time I was in Philly (er, the only time I've been in Philly) but I didn't know what to get. That was just after I ate in Chinatown. :P

Carol: I think I'm friends with Simone on facebook! Perhaps I should double check. One friend I always wondered what happened to is Andressa. REMEMBER HER?! I don't think she's even on facebook. I used to totally heart her.

Nope, never been to San Antonio! And yup, we need a date!

Angela / November 7, 2008 10:44 PM

Hi Robyn, congrats on your Aussie mention. I'm an Aussie and have been reading your blog for ages! You're awfully laid back, have a great sense of humour and don't take sh*t too seriously like us here Downunder! Honourary Australian status for you! - Ange

janet / November 7, 2008 11:13 PM

count yourself lucky that you missed the really-big-glasses for middle school. those were so hot.

yay who doesn't want aussie recognition!! have fun in philly!

Michelle / November 8, 2008 8:35 AM

23 years is too young to get married. I hope your mom's not trying to marry you off. My mom's convinced I should come home with a future husband after this year in Korea. nooooooooooooooooooooo

david koh / November 8, 2008 5:55 PM

Yay TAS! Any more meals at Ko with Susan? What year was she?

I love the "Coming soon, to my mouth." caption. I think I'm going to plagiarize it.

yoko / November 9, 2008 10:04 AM

Darn! I was in VA while you were in my hometown Philly! I totally agree with the gelato flavors Nathalie had mentioned. Hope you had a good time!

roboppy / November 9, 2008 5:44 PM

Angela: HONORARY AUSSIE STATUS FOR ME? :) Thanks! I hope to visit there someday. Probably wouldn't be anytime soon though. :(

Janet: Really big glasses?! What the hell? I'm glad I missed that.

Michelle: Haha, my mom is most definitely not trying to marry me off. She'd be surprised if I had so much as a boyfriend.

David: I actually haven't eaten with Susan since then! We've tried to plan more meals and stuff keeps coming up, but thanks for the reminder.

OH NOES I have to copyright my phrases now!

Yoko: I got the pumpkin! It was goood. I forgot to check the other flavors, arrgrh,

b0tn0t / November 10, 2008 1:14 PM


Wow! Sixth grade in 1997? Geez I feel old now. I graduated from high school in 1996. But that's okay youngin, keep up the good work.


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