(Iron Chef Marcum and Chef Marcum)
I got my first chef’s hat, apron (pictured above) and cookbook for Christmas in 1995. I immediately put them on and started my own at-home restaurant, JULIE’S PLACE. Serving up my family all of the cuisines a 10 year old can think of–adding secret ingredients to every dish. One of the first times Chris and I hung out (about 4 1/2 years ago) he cooked for me. I have been taking the back burner ever since. Not because I don’t like to cook anymore…but because I have tasted his food–and. it. is. divine.
Iron Chef Marcum (aka Chris) has been cooking up some real treats lately. Some of my personal favorites have been….
HOMEMADE STICKY FINGER SALAD! We have been cutting way back on eating out after an embarassing discovery on how much we actually spend eating out. But when a girl wants a sticky finger salad, Iron chef Marcum knows how to deliver the goods, without the cost. It was so good! The other highlight? These enchiladas. No need for Cafe Rio, Bye-Bye Bajio, See ya Garcias. Iron chef Marcum whipped up a mushroom, onion, blackbean, and chicken filled corn tortilla that no judge could dock.
Chris lets me wear my chef’s hat and apron and play sous chef. But there are no cookbooks and I don’t even feel the need to open “Julie’s Place” anymore. I MARRIED an IRON CHEF, America.