Gourmet Cupid

This is an idea I’ve had for a while: I was saving it for Valentine’s Day, but the holiday season seems just as appropriate. What is it you ask? Well you may not know this, but pinned to my shoulders are tiny wings: I am your Gourmet Cupid, here to make all your romantic dreams come true.

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What am I talking about? Ok, so it’s safe to say that all of you reading this blog like food. A lot. And many of you, despite your better qualities, are single. Hey, I can relate. So in this age of healthnuts and gyms it’s hard to find a fellow foodie to fall in love with. Hence the birth of Gourmet Cupid, here to help match you with a potential mate.

How does this work?

Well I’ve created an e-mail address: gourmetcupid AT gmail DOT com. To participate, simply send me an e-mail with the following information:

Name:

Age:

Location: [please be a little specific here. “New York” is too broad; “New York City” is just right.]

Gender:

Sexual Preference:

Profession:

Favorite Foods:

Anything Else About You:

The Type Of Person You’re Looking To Meet:

Attach a recent picture of you too, cause we’ll use that later should we pair you up.

I’ll keep checking that gmail account and if I get e-mails from two people, with lots in common, living in the same city I will e-mail them both and tell them they’ve been tapped by the Gourmet Cupid. They will then have the option of e-mailing the other person and going on a Gourmet Cupid Date which, of course, they will have to document with a digital camera and write about afterwards.

Isn’t this fun? Won’t it be great if we have an Amateur Gourmet wedding?! I feel like Alicia Silverstone in “Clueless.” [Note: I am not responsible if you get murdered on your date.] Let’s see those e-mails pour in!

24 comments

  1. You think of the craziest things. I am so in, although I warn you that I’m nearly impossible to pair up (for various reasons…).

  2. This sounds really fun! Unfortunately, I am married and can’t participate, but I am very very much looking forward to another round of the AG Holiday Gift Exchange. I have already picked out the cookbooks I want — Ina Garten and Paula Wolfert must find their way onto my shelves.

  3. This sounds like a lot of fun! I am already spoken for, but not by a foodie. Hence, I would like to meet foodie friends…any chance of spinning this off into an AG fan friendster dealie?

  4. What a great idea! I wish you had been aorund when I was single, but I managed to find my foodie on my own! Can’t wait to see how this plays out.

  5. Adam,

    Completely off topic, but I just bought Marcella Says by Marcella Hazan, an incredible cookbook. I love your website. If you ever come to portland, maine I will treat you to dinner at Hugo’s.

  6. Fun! It would also be cool to set up some way for AG-ers who live in the same city to all meet for dinner! Or would that be too fanclub-ish?

  7. Psst… You’ll notice I put the link to this post “On The Side.” If you hold your mouse over that link, you’ll get a status report for day one of Gourmet Cupid. I’ll try to update as I get more submissions, but thanks so far to everyone who submitted! And guys, if you’re reading this and you’re single, don’t be shy. Gourmet Cupid is your friend.

  8. I think this would be a great idea… if I didn’t live in the middle of nowhere :)

    I can’t to hear about any foodie lurve matches!

  9. That’s supposed to say that I can’t wait to hear about the foodie lurve matches.

    Note to self: think before you type.

  10. “Sexual Preference” would require a response of something more like “standing up”, or “with a rubber duck” than “male or female”. If you meant “Orientation,” please use that as a category. Thanks.

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