About Foffee…

The afterglow of eating an Eric Kayser tarte Normande aux pommes...


Erin could not properly pronounce “coffee” for the first eight years of her suburban Chicago life.  As luck would have it, Erin, coming from unassailable Scandinavian stock, loved coffee from an early age and, thus, was rendered shy and cautious in social situations, clandestinely brewing pots of coffee late in the afternoon when no one was looking so as to not be required to audibly request “foffee.”  She also learned to play the trombone.  Eric Rohmer’s “Chloe in the Afternoon” was released the same year Erin was born, 1972.  Erin loves Eric Rohmer films.  Erin has since learned to pronounce “coffee”, become a bit more outgoing, and moved to Brooklyn with her long-suffering boyfriend and two cats, Turnip and Zelda.  She has cooked competitively for a little over 2 years and has placed in Sutter Home’s Build a Better Burger, Scharffen Berger Chocolate Adventure Contest, Mezzetta Build a Better Sandwich, Rias Baixas, Simply Manischewitz, New Scandinavian Cooking. Daregal Herbs, Cavit Wine, Redwood Creek Campfire Classic, the Gilroy Garlic Festival and POM Wonderful.  “Foffee in the Afternoon” consists of her ramblings about kitchen and dining adventures, culinary television, magazines, newspaper articles and restaurant rumors, what cats do when they don’t think we’re watching, and the interactive monthly features, “Ye Olde Kitchen Apparitions” and “When Hell Freezes Over.”  You can also visit Erin as the intrepid East Coast blogger for PomWonderful.com.


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