On Friday July 13th it’s National French Fries Day and on Sunday July 15th it’s National Ice Cream Day. Perhaps apropos, Bastille Day is sandwiched between them. So with this in mind, I am requesting the talents of bloggers among my friends who wish to share their thoughts and obsessions regarding both French Fries and Ice Cream….separately and together. If you know of someplace you would like me to taste and review, or if you would like to taste and review a place of your own, I invite you to join the conversation.
I do not have a hard and fast set of criteria for evaluation and critique, and I’m reluctant to develop one as this is meant to be fun, with a minimum of flaming or contention in the process. Of course I’d be interested in learning about an establishment that is particularly lacking in serviceable fair. Especially if they claim superiority or their cuisine suggests that either French Fries or Ice Cream ought to be a priority, even if it isn’t their stock and trade. For instance, a burger joint whose fries suck…likewise, a place serving Fish & Chips, proudly or otherwise…..or a diner that advertises “Home Made Ice Cream” but their product is sub par, or embarrassing.
So with this in mind, I ask only that you give clear impressions, and if you wish to use the French Fries or Ice Cream scale I’m using, have at it. And like any sensual treat, there is a fair amount of subjectivity, so share with us your personal criteria, so as to help the reader make their own choices with your critique as a guide, not an absolute. Be fair, be kind, but don’t be blind.
For the sake of integrity and professionalism, I will be moderating reviews for spelling and the like. Postings from submissions will occur throughout the Summer and beyond. They will be posted to the Front Page and be listed in the INVITED GUESTS section. If you want to submit a link to your review instead, that’s cool too. And if you have an interesting factoid about French Fries or Ice Cream, please submit them to the DID YOU KNOW… Section and I’ll post them. I love photos when possible. If you have a question about the general format, take a look at what I’ve done so far and emulate as you will.
And hey, if you want to just submit a link and short recommendation, with or without the Scale Rating, send it along!
One last thing…. Ice Cream, now and into the future, means all reasonable variations, normally this would mean it contains dairy and sugar as main ingredients, but I’m thinking it would be nice to hear about some non-dairy variants, so bring it on!
And French Fries?! Same deal…. various cut fries will work… use your discretion here… submit as you will, and I’ll find a place for it.
Okay, go forth and partake! (my next blog is about cupcakes!)