My name is Andrew Steifer, I’m a recent Culinary Graduate and student of the Wines and Spirits. Oh, and at one point I made my own Beer… I sorta miss it.
I’ve held a few entry level jobs throughout the industry, do a little private catering on the side, and organize wine/cocktail tasting dinners for the family now and then. I’ve lived north of the Minneapolis area for all of my life, but it has only been in the last 25% of it or so that food and drink has ruled me. Don’t ask me how I got into culinary, I still don’t quite understand it myself (I find one really does with the best interests…).
At this point one might be asking why I, of all people, am so qualified to tell YOU about food; hell, there are enough professional food critics as it is.
Well, in response there are probably a few things which I could say. I could tell you my recent years learning about Food and Wine has not only broadened my palette but my knowledge in a very wide hodgepodge of culinary thingamajigs; I could tell you I’ve eaten both the simplest of home cooked comfort food and the highest skilled techniques and every kind of gray in between; I could tell you that I’ve always seemed to have a good habit of understanding and observing the good and bad qualities of Food from multiple levels and viewpoints; I could tell you about the well organized lists of restaurants I make whenever I travel to a new city (along with map, dotted locations, updating… you get the picture); and I could tell you that I’m a highly opinionated b@$#%*! who has a habit of placing different kinds of food and wine techniques, items, etc into separate categories and qualifications to prove whether or not they’re good enough to be recognized.
I could tell you all of that and more, and I guess they’re all true to a degree… but they only have the smallest role in why I ever thought I should write this blog. The real reason, is probably the exact same as why you yourself are even reading this.
I’m a Foodie.
I love food, I love drink, but most of all for the current purposes I love Food Trucks! So much so I made a goal of eating at every single one in Minnesota, even before I even knew about blogs. And I love SHARING my discoveries with people, every single time I find something special I show whoever I can (just ask my Sis). In my opinion that’s the best qualification there is, because when I want to learn about a restaurant or new food movement, I prefer a Foodie like me who loves our world just as much as I do, because those are the people who are going to tell you every cool thing whether you want them to or not.
And that’s about it; there’s a cat sleeping on my bed right now I’m about to attack with pets and cuddles, so I shall leave you to understanding me through the words I speak. If there is anything else about my life you’re curious about, just ask; can’t say I’ll tell you everything, but I’ll try and at least say something sarcastic and funny to compensate.
Enjoy my Blog!