From Too Many Chefs -

July 7, 2004
Another Special Announcement

The one, the only...Vlassic Kosher Baby Dills Too Many Chefs are going conventional and domestic all over. Barrett married his lovely Rebecca last autumn, Paul is still on a honeymoon with his beloved, and as for the Paris contingency...well we are expecting a new junior Critic some time towards the end of December.

So if you have noticed that some of my postings have been less enthusiastic recently, there is a very good reason: when suffering from morning sickness it is very difficult to write enthusiastically about food. You don't like planning meals, you don't like thinking about food and very often you don't like eating it. Unless it involves a sandwich made of white bread, mayonnaise and chicken breast with a pickle on the side. So yes, it's true about pregnant women and pickles, or at least it's true about this one. No inclination to mix them with chocolate ice cream yet, but separately they have both gotten past the morning sickness barrier with no problem.

Some foods you will sadly not see me writing about for the next six months due to dietary restrictions include: oysters, all the good French cheeses (i.e. runny or blue ones), sushi, rare steaks, steak tartare, anything with caffeine or alcohol...sigh.

Pass me the pickles...

(Note: they must be Vlassic Kosher Baby Dills and no other. The Critic dragged a huge jar back from Montana in May and if this child reaches its 18th birthday s/he will STILL be hearing about the time that dad had to drag the big jar of pickles back from the US...)

Posted by Meg in Sussex at July 7, 2004 9:25 AM | TrackBack

Wow what news, congratulaitons! Is this the very good reason you missed the flexipan extavaganza? And still you are contemplating shopping the sales on saturday morning. I am now even more impressed.

Posted by Alisa on July 7, 2004 at 12:15 PM

After years of being the perfect aunt, you're going to become the perfect mother. I'm extremely happy for you guys!

Posted by barrett on July 7, 2004 at 12:43 PM

Congratulations MEG! WOOHOO!

Posted by Bryan on July 7, 2004 at 2:44 PM

Brilliant news! The world awaits a future World Snooker Champion, I bet, male or female.......

Posted by Jules on July 8, 2004 at 3:52 AM

Thanks to you all! We are pretty excited ourselves! Julian, we had better hope that the new arrival inherits his or her snooker skills from the Critic and not ME!

Alisa, you are right - I was too sick and tired to come to the flexipan party and I regretted it especially after reading Clotilde's report!

Posted by Meg in Paris on July 8, 2004 at 4:01 AM


Posted by plumpernickel on July 8, 2004 at 5:03 AM

Congratulations, that's wonderful news! I wish you and the Hubby the best of luck!

Posted by Deb on July 8, 2004 at 10:00 AM