I have a best ever friend forever – a BEFF, if you will – who has accepted my offer of periodic guest writing for The Napkin.
We are both consistently associated with food, eating out at cozy yet obscure hole-in-the-wall joints, and concocting strange yet fantastically amazing home cooked meals. And snacks and desserts and appetizers and whatnot.
We think about food, we dream about food; we plan food, we talk food; essentially, together we are food. That’s one of the best and truest parts of our friendship.
Jonathan Almerido is his name. He is one cool cat, Cal-grad and I am so excited for him to be apart of this with me! He graduated with a degree in English and is a remarkable writer, who can paint the most beautiful images of pure innocence, wonder, and blunt sarcasm. All in one. His words are beautiful and – more than I am happy to have him share them with you – I will be excited to read his posts myself!
Not to mention, he is one of the silliest people I know. He is sure to make you smile, as he makes me laugh and giggle endlessly!
Jonathan loves food. Plan and simple. Here’s what I mean: he once ordered a 15×15 from In N Out (before they capped the number of patties off at 4) and attempted the Fenton Challenge at the Fentons Creamery in Oakland – and completed! He likes to experiment with different foods and flavors, yet loves those timeless classics like mashed potatoes and burgers. He’ll definitely throw some creative things our way.
He’ll be posting from time to time. So keep an eye out for him!
I love you, Jonfen. I can’t wait to engage in such food adventures with you!