Chef John Malik

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My 2nd Liebster Award

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This one comes courtesy of my good friend KJ Waters.  KJ is the author of the upcoming mystery Stealing Time.  The Liebster is an informal award given to a blogger/writer as a sign of admiration and it comes with a significant cash award.  KJ has promised me that my check is in the mail.

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1 What is your favorite movie and why?

That’s a tough question but maybe “Patton.”  George Patton was the only general that the German military actually feared but he was misunderstood by our government and our own press corps often took advantage of his political incorrectness yet without him the war in Europe could have been much different.  George C. Scott’s portrayal of this greatest Army general of the second world war won him an Oscar; which he turned down.

 2. Who is your favorite author and why?

William Faulkner.  I’m from Louisiana and majored in English, who else is there?

 3. What is the concept behind your blog?

For years I used to tell stories to myself; I would concoct a narrative just based on the tiniest of elements: a short introduction, the honk of a horn, the sound a bicycle’s tire makes at 25 mph.  And now I have a place for those stories.

4. What is your favorite meal?

I love crayfish from Louisiana, boiled with Zatarain’s and a cold Abita beer

5. What would you describe as your biggest personal accomplishment?

Marrying my Amy.  She is quite special and we’ve been married for 25 and a half years.

6. Why are you so awesome? I ask this because I chose you, I think you’re pretty fab.

I have a very vivid imagination.

 7. What is your favorite household appliance and why?

Our Kitchen Aid stand mixer.  I bake a lot and love our mixer.  Our Aero Latte coffee frother is a close second.

 8. Boxers or briefs:

Boxer style briefs

9. What is your favorite holiday and why?

Easter.  The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most significant event in all of Christianity

10. What is your favorite restaurant? Why? 

Gramercy Tavern in NY.  Come with me on our next visit and you’ll see why.

 11. Which question above was the hardest to answer? Why? 

I have a lot of favorite movies; The Right Stuff, Hoosiers, Sound of Music, Elf, The Best Years of Our Lives, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Dish Mary Poppins, Shawshank Redemption, The Devil’s Brigade, Young Frankenstein,What Did you Do in the War, Daddy…and on and on.

 

And now to pass the Liebster Award on I nominate some of my personal favorite cooks and writers:

Jenni Field, “The Online Pastry Chef”

Marina Sbrochi, Stop Looking for a Husband”

Marilyn Warner, “Things I Want to tell My Mother”

Cheryl Bennett, “Pook’s Pantry”

Lisa Ondrovic, “It All Started with an Easy Bake Oven”

Nichole Livengood, “The Gap Creek Gourmet”

Angie Tillman, “Phickle’s Pickles”

So my friends it’s now your turn to pass on the award to some worthy friends and of course, your check is in the mail.

 

 

Author: ChefJohn

Cook without tattoo, writer without a pen

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