Introducing the Cheese Lover’s Blog’s 3rd Guest Blogger Katie Rice!
Katie is an old friend of Ile de France. She’s won recipe contests and been featured on the main Ile de France site. She lives in the Suburbs of Chicago.
“I love the diversity that the city and its people offer and love trying new food. I feel very fortunate to be able to buy great ingredients and have lots of great food at (my) fingertips. I love what cooking represents, its not only an art form but it shows people you care (about) and love them. If you take the time to make some one a meal or bring them a treat, it shows them you care and that you took time out of your day to do that for them. It makes people feel special and for me that is the greatest reward, the look on someone’s face when you give them a dozen cookies or after the first bite of a home cooked meal.”
CLB: How long have you been cooking and when / why did you develop a passion for food?
I have been cooking as long as I can remember. It was really important to my mom to have us know how to cook and understand and learn about food at an early age. Cooking is a form of expression, its an art and once you dive in you can’t help but become passionate about it.
CLB: What do you like about French cheese?
It never disappoints, There are so many options and all of them good in their own way. It was one my favorite things to eat here and on my visit to France. I don’t think I can ever get enough French Cheese.
CLB: Favorite thing to serve at a party or family gathering?
Something that everyone knows what it is but with a twist. I like to push people to try something new or serve something traditional in a new way. Blue Cheese in Mac and Cheese, Gourmet Sausages instead of hot dogs, the list goes on and on.