Anyone who knows me, knows I get AWFUL acid reflux. Being a foodie, this makes spicy, citrus filled foods tough for me to eat. Little did I know, Jesse Tyler Ferguson of Modern Family also suffers from similar issues.
Pepcid AC approached me to interview Jesse and hear more about his background in cooking. We chatted about his theatre background, his recipe blog and his partnership with PEPCID® to embrace the entire dining experience – which includes not only a great meal but also quality time with friends, without heartburn interrupting these social occasions.
Here's an excerpt from my chat with Jesse:
DM: I love your cooking blog. How did you meet Julie and what makes your partnership so successful? Do you come up with the recipes together? What's your process?
JTF: Julie and I met at a Spring Street Social dinner last year. Oddly enough we were seated right next to each other. I had mentioned I was looking to start a blog and she as a food photographer/stylist and recipe developer. We just hit it off that night and decided to start cooking together. Our process is really low pressure. When we have an afternoon together, we try to remain focused and have a game plan. We basically have these ideas of dishes, and develop a more nuanced.
DM: What are your favorite comfort/cheat foods?
JTF: Well I tend to go for bold flavors, a lot of spice. Because i do love bold flavors I get heart burn a lot. So i've teamed up with Pepcid for their Carpe Dinner campaign because I love eating out at flavorful restaurants but don't want to have to sacrifice the experience sharing in those dishes with the people around me. It's my second year working with Pepcid and they've been fantastic about incorporating my love of food into what they do.
Jesse and his food blog partner Julie also provided a recipe for their homemade Muhammara (a roasted red pepper dip) which was DELICIOUS.