Robin and Lauren Swayze are a mother and daughter team who in 2009 decided to walk in the steps of Julie from Julie and Julia and take on a culinary adventure. Our mission was to eat out at a different restaurant in Boston once a week for one year.  We easily and with great enthusiasm completed that “challenge”. There are so many great choices of wonderful restaurants in Boston and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to spend time with Lauren and eat good food. In addition to what is now the occasional restaurant review, this blog now includes many recipes from my year at Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, cooking with good friend Elizabeth Canny, cooking adventures while at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California and at The Market Restaurant in Annisquam, Ma. Hope you enjoy my journey!


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  1. Julie Smail says:

    I LOVE that you and Lauren are doing this! How fun!!! I’ll definitely follow along.

  2. melissa thorkilsen says:

    Hi Robin,
    Thanks for including me on this! I have not read it yet, but think it’s just a wonderful way to spend time with your daughter and eat great food! Look forward to reading about your experiences. Wish I lived closer!

  3. julia says:

    loved the photoshopped birthday picture !!

  4. Catherine says:

    Fun! I must get to Boston more often…and treat myself…

  5. Joan says:

    Hi Robin,
    What fun this is!
    I’ll check in for the latest!

  6. Joan says:

    Hi Robin,
    What fun!
    I’ll be checking in to see the latest!

  7. Hi Robin,
    What fun!
    I’ll be checking on the latest!

  8. Sylvia says:

    Since I live in the wilds of Maine all I CAN do is READ about great restaurants! Thanks Robin and Lauren for keeping my taste buds on high alert!

  9. Judi Shipman says:

    Robin and Lauren and Elizabeth: I just received this and LOVE it! What a fabulous project!

  10. Lauren Guley says:

    Hi Robin, this is great!! I’d love to join you on a Thursday night. I do some work with North Shore Dish, another great North Shore blogsite. I also ran into your son when I was up at UVM, he was visiting there. Hope to reunite soon!

  11. Diana Lannon says:

    I’ve always had a keen interest in and find myself gravitating to good food, recipes, restaurants and so I’m delighted to read about your adventures and look forward to learning all about new experiences, places to try, and ideas for making a sensational dish or two – What a fun endeavor!

  12. Lise says:

    I just read this blog for the first time and am intrigued. One suggestion would be to put the address of the restaurant in the blog entry so we don’t have to look it up. I may have missed it, but couldn’t find an address for the bakery in Brookline unless I went on-line to get it.

    Thanks for doing this. I can smell the croissants already.

  13. martha brown says:

    Robin: I particularly liked the first scene with the snow coming down. Makes me ALMOST wish I was there. I love seeing the pictures of all of you and your travels to Spain to see Charlie. The recipies will inspire me to do some cooking. That brie, apple and arugula quesadilla looks soooo good, and I look forward to hunting down that bread store in Brookline. Don’t get buried in snow! Marty

  14. Meesh says:

    Glad to see you ladies blogging!

  15. Caitlin says:

    Hi Robin & Lauren,

    I recently subscribed to your blog and I love it. Food is a huge tie with my mother and I as well. I would love for her to live closer so we could go on the culinary adventures you do!

    I just started working with an organization called Meal4Meal (www.meal4meal.com). It is basically where Groupon meets Tom’s Shoes – with each restaurant deal sold, we will donate 4 meals to The Greater Boston Food Bank. More importantly, we are trying to recruit 5ish bloggers to be featured on our site as part of the Boston restaurant community. We would simply be creating a live RSS feed of these blogs on our site, no additional work required. There would also be no contract or requirements to write about Meal4Meal, just everything you are already doing. I thought the two of you would be perfect!

    Our first deal is scheduled for May 10th with Max & Dylans and we are having a launch party at The Greater Boston Food Bank. I would love for you to join us! http://meal4meallaunch.eventbrite.com/ It will give you a better idea of all that we are about.

    I look forward to hearing from you.


  16. Capability says:

    Hi! I can’t find your email address and would like to invite you to a Boston Bloggers Event in December – food related, of course!

  17. Hi Robin! I’m so excited to find this! I just heard about your site from Pamela Bakos, who I met last week. Can’t wait to find some great restaurants from your blog. Such a fun idea! How was Chez Panisse?! If you’re open to it, I’d love to join you one of these Thursdays. Would be great to hear what you’re up to and how Berkeley was! I’ll be going in April!


  18. Or Friday? Shoot me an email & we’ll chat! 🙂

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