Come, have at seat at the table. Can I get you a glass of wine? A crisp Grüner Veltliner, a luscious Pinot Gris, or perhaps a jammy Pinot Noir?
Taste With The Eyes is my other home, the one without walls. It’s here that I’d like to introduce you to my precious family and my cherished friends. It’s where we’ll have a blast cooking with my nephews Stone, 8, and Jett, 6. Join us as we celebrate the holidays, Passover and Thanksgiving being my favorites. Smell the roses, take a tour of my garden. Attend our themed dinner parties, like the Tribute to Jackie O dinner complete with pillbox hats or our over-the-top Top Chef Dinner with Stephanie Izard.
Travel with me and dine at the world’s finest restaurants from Chicago to Las Vegas, New York to Paris, and the local hole-in-the-walls too. Oh, and don’t miss our underground-style restaurant, The Sunken City Supper Club. It’s a fresh, local and secret place to seasonally mingle with friends and neighbors – to enjoy the camaraderie, great food, wine, and the awesome intimate jazz standards performed by local musicians. We hold one event per season, and the menu always reflects seasonal ingredients.
So please, be my guest. I’ve spruced up the guest room just for you. Stay as long as you’d like. You inspire me with your enthusiasm, your kind and thoughtful comments brighten my days.
Taste With The Eyes is not about last night’s dinner, baking, or a recipe blog. There are many talented bloggers who write about those things very very well, and I am a devoted fan. I’m a visual learner and a visual cook, and it is from that style of cooking that Taste With The Eyes “where the image is meant to titillate and inspire the cook” was born. On Taste With The Eyes I share dishes that are unique, special; ones that highlight a technique, ingredient, or combination of flavors that titillated me.
I am also thrilled to share our restaurant adventures with you. After spending nearly 3 decades in the food and wine industries, it would break my heart to contribute to a restaurant’s troubles by posting a negative review. If I come across a problem while dining, I discreetly communicate my disappointment with the management and leave the reviews to the critics. So on Taste With The Eyes, you’ll experience only our favorites, the places that impressed us the most.
Lastly, you may have read about my personal challenge with high cholesterol and that I sadly lost my father to heart disease when he was just 49 years old? Last year my doctor informed me that if I couldn’t get my cholesterol down by diet and exercise, I would have to go on medication. That news was the motivation for a brand new way of cooking. So in addition to all the fabulous entertaining and dining, I am sharing my passion for satisfying heart healthy dishes. Sure, I still serve sumptuous foods to company, but I am equally enthusiastic about heart healthy cuisine.
Project Food Blog
- Project Food Blog is the first-ever interactive competition where thousands of Foodbuzz Featured Publishers are competing in a series of culinary blogging challenges for the chance to advance and a shot at the ultimate prize: $10,000 and a special feature on Foodbuzz.com for one year.
- Voting for entries on the first challenge will kick off September 20th, and contestants will be whittled down over the next 12 weeks via exciting challenges related to food blogging.
- Entries are voted on by Foodbuzz Featured Publisher peers and rated by our panel of judges including: Dana Cowin, Editor-in-Chief of FOOD & WINE Magazine; Nancy Silverton, Founder La Brea Bakery, Co-owner Mozza; Pim Techamuanvivit, Author of ChezPim.com and The Foodie Handbook
- Winners advance to the next challenge, including one lucky Reader’s Choice winner who earns auto advancement to the next challenge (solely based on Reader votes; not applicable in the final round).
- Join the fun! Follow Project Food Blog for contest updates and help us discover the next Food Blog Star!
(from Foodbuzz.com here)
Challenge #1: Ready, Set, Blog!
Cooking, photography, and writing about my culinary adventures on Taste With The Eyes is a source of much joy. This little food blog is an ongoing learning experience, a terrific creative outlet, and a source of pride. It is an excellent medium for making new friends from all around the globe. I am grateful for the opportunity to share my experiences with you.
Reading your blogs provides an unlimited source of inspiration, a conduit of creativity, and a heartfelt connection through your personal stories. Your enthusiasm is infectious. I cook, dine, laugh, and cry with you. I learn so much from you, way beyond food and cooking. You amaze and inspire me.
Is the feeling mutual? If so, I would be honored if you would consider Taste With The Eyes as a contender for the next Food Blog Star.
Top 9 Photos
Top 9 Photos are the best of daily posts from the Foodbuzz Community, as chosen by the editors and users. Over the past year it has been such a delight to have many photos chosen as Top 9. Thank you! Below, I’ve created a “meal” from several photos that were Top 9 picks. Enjoy!
Snack: Unique Almond Pizza
Soup: Albondigas with Hatch Chiles
Salad: Dreamy Meyer Lemon Salad with Edible Violas
Pasta: Heart Healthy Whole Wheat Spaghetti, Tuna Sauce
Vegetable: Roasted Rainbow Carrots with Miso Butter
Main Course: Black Cod with Miso, Black Radish & Ponzu
Dessert: Profiterole Trio
vanilla, chocolate & caramel ice cream filled pastries
hot double chocolate fudge sauce
Beverage: The Absinthe Ritual
Is a picture worth a thousand words? I hope you feel warm and welcomed by Taste With The Eyes’ hospitality. It has been an absolute pleasure to have you as a guest in my home. Please come back soon.
Bon Appétit and Cheers to Our Healthy Hearts!
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40 thoughts on “What is TaStE WiTh ThE EyEs?”
Great post, LL! So warm and inviting and very true to all your posts. I know you’ll do well. You’ve got my vote.
Thank you for sharing you life with us. I am loving reading about everyone’s life during this foodbuzz challenge. I posted my FBC blog yesterday. Check it out and let me know what you think.
I do indeed come and feast… with the eyes. Your detail, drama, color and passion shine through. Best of luck L.L.
Gorgeous post! The food is so visually pleasing and I think it really sums up what you blog and why you blog. You deserve to be at the top and you’ll have my vote.
Your images are really beautiful. You’ve got our vote!
Not only will you get my vote, I am sure you will get the majority of the votes. GREG
Greg, you slay me.
Sent a happy ♥ vote your way. See you in round two Lori Lynn!
Wonderful post – love your top 9!!! Voted for you this morning!
Spectacular post…I already voted but I wanted to stop back by. I am not sure if you have seen this site yet but thought you might enjoy http://networkedblogs.com/86cAo
Loads of information about heart healthy facts and meals. Claudia from “What’s Cookin’ Italian Cuisine” has this as a new site 🙂 Anyway, you know I love everything you do, so good luck with the future challenges and I will be cheering for you 🙂
Hi Alisha – thank you so much, I just checked out Claudia’s site, I will be following for sure. YAY for heart healthy cooking! You are so kind, your words make me smile.
I voted for you this morning. I did my first voting as soon as I got up, so I guess I was an early voting bird. Your top 9 set is simply great.
Hi Simona – we have a long history. I really appreciate your comments and support. And I adore your unique blog. Grazie.
Just voted and wishing you all the best!
LL you are truly formidable competition. Good luck – I hope you go far because you deserve to!
Wonderful post, Lori. I loved learning more about you and why you blog!
Good luck in the competition and I loved your photos…those carrots, yum!
Hi Barbara – thank you, and trust me, give that miso butter a try!
Good luck, Lori Lynn !!!! I give my vote!
you got my vote and my tweet – good luck!
Amazing entry from an amazing blog. Good luck!
Thanks for the vote Lori Lynn. It goes without saying that you already had mine.
Ivy – you are a dear. And I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. I hope you a doing OK. Glad you are participating in Project Food Blog, that might help a little bit with something to be preoccupied with, oh, I don’t know…I hope you are OK, and your blog is awesome so good luck with the challenges.
Wow, amazing post, you’ve got my vote! As always, amazing work! Wishing you the best of luck!
Hi Gina – thank you and Robbyn. Love your concept, it must be so much for the two of you.
Great post! Your pictures are fantastic. They certainly are worth a thousand words. I look forward to reading more in the future. I voted for you! =)
You can check out my PFB post at : http://www.foodbuzz.com/project_food_blog/challenges/1/view/503
Hi Jacob – likewise!
Good luck! Everything looks great!
Hugs from NY,
Absolutely delightful and charming! Well done 🙂
Um, I’ll totally stay in your guest room and let you feed me, as long as you let me swan dive into a giant plate of those carrots. GORGEOUS! you’ve definitely got my vote.
Gorgeous dishes! Goof luck with the competition!
Your blog has always been a winner in my eyes LL. You know me, I never joined Foodbuzz so therefore I can’t vote, but you would certainly have mine. Lets celebrate when you win!
Gorgeous photos! You got my vote. Good luck on the competition.
Everything looks amazing! Even the bed! I just gave you a vote! You can check out my entry here: http://tinyurl.com/2ec2hlq Thanks and Good Luck!
Great great post! good luck… 🙂
I love your work and you have my vote!