Happiness to us is planning a party and throwing the doors open for our friends and family. Unfortunately for us, this has become an expensive hobby. We’ve self-published three very amateur cookbooks as holiday gifts for friends. Perhaps it’s time to get serious about a real one?!?! Being women of action, and with the support of our friends and family, we plan to follow our bliss, or at least have a good time while trying.
Many people have asked us to go into catering. However, we still like to throw our own parties during the holidays and most importantly, want to continue to enjoy cooking. Two generations together on culinary adventures has produced tears of laughter and anger as we combine and negotiate old recipes and techniques and new ingredients and tools –all the while admiring each other’s shoes.
The origin of The Shoe Chefs:
Lynn, a recently retired English and humanities teacher, was going through a divorce in Portland, OR. Erin was laid off from her job in Boulder, CO. Lynn is a life-long shameless foodie and shameful shoe addict (thus my strong need to do charity work). Erin is a shameless gourmet/gourmand and a shameless shoe collector who loves to cook in stiilettos (go figure!)
We haven’t written recipes for making shoes. Our goal is not to produce a “cutsie” blog and cookbook that has shoe references for all the recipes. Our shoes will serve as a rating mechanism: slippers for easy, through stilettos for the more difficult, otherwise, it’s a name that makes us happy. In an effort to be more than just self-promoters, we’re partnering with Soles4Souls, a charity that distributes shoes to children.