The NotAFoodie team is Mike Miranti and Tom Miale; two guys from Queens with a wide range of culinary and hospitality knowledge. Their passion for all things food ranges from the most extraordinary Michelin Star meal in Thailand, to the most awesome taco cart in Jackson Heights. They are on a mission to show that food and home cooking is something to be enjoyed; not something to be intimidated by. Come join them on a journey full of delicious food, incredible drinks, and lots of humor in between.
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Tom is a seasoned digital media professional who has worked in a variety of roles in the industry. In 2010, just for fun, Tom started a food blog called http://www.notafoodie.com . The blog has a steady readership and, after a few months, had began to be featured in newspapers, magazines, and TV shows. Among other things, the blog has lead to him eating pig brains in the back room of a popular Manhattan restaurant, drinking moonshine with various rogue chefs in New Orleans, and finally learning how to properly dry cure a hog jowl. Tom regularly host pig roasts that have featured fire eaters, bouncy houses, boozy soft serve ice cream, and the best apple cider marinated pig you’ve ever tasted.
Tom also enjoys long walks on the beach, as long as there is a fishing rod in his hand and chum in the water.
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Michael Miranti is a veteran of the restaurant industry with over a decade of experience. He has worked with titans of industry such as Joe Bastianich, Laura Maniec, and Alan Wartski. He has always been impassioned by food, wine, and the stories behind them
Michael Miranti cut his teeth in the hospitality industry at the age of 16 scooping ice cream at Eddie’s Sweet Shop in his hometown of Forest Hills, Queens. He became enamored with the hospitality industry and decided to pursue a Bachelors Degree in it. After graduating from Ferris State University he came back to intern with Master Sommelier Laura Maniec. Since his internship, he has worked with other Titans of Industry including Joe Bastianich, Allan Wartski and Mina Newman. He most recently helped open the critically acclaimed Nikkei Restaurant Sen Sakana, and catered 500+ Person weddings and events attended by M.Night Shyamalan, Anupam Kher, and Barbara Corcoran.
If you can find Michael on a night he isn’t working, he’s in the kitchen trying to perfect a pasta dish at his restaurant Mikey Pomodoro
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I am enjoying your blog.Thank you
I enjoy writing it 🙂
Hi Tom, I love your blog, however I need to speak to you privately. Could you please contact me? Thanks, Sonia
Hey Tom! You’re listed as a “blogger friend” on the Forest Hills CSA. Do you live in the area? We’re looking to join that CSA as we live very close by, and I dig the creative ways you’re using their boxes. Would you recommend them? Worth the price?
Hey Kyle! Thanks for your comment. I actually am a member of the “core group” that runs the Forest Hills CSA, so i might be a little biased 🙂
When it was just my wife and I, we had to split the shares with another couple because there is no way we would have been able to use all of the veg. Now that we have 2 kids, we have full fruit and veg shares, and sometime struggle under the weight of certain things (like I don’t need 3lbs of kohlrabi every week), but we make use of almost everything.
For me, it’s all about the taste. I have not found any store bought arugula that compares to what we get from the CSA. Some goes for baby kale. Once the fruit starts coming in the summer, the berries and peaches are amazing.
If you’re interested in joining, sign up for the mailing list. We usually have a waiting list, but if you respond quickly once the emails go out, you should have no problem getting in.