Show Us Your Lunch! A New Interactive Game!


My husband works here at the paper, so when it came time for lunch today, I mosied over to his desk to see if he wanted to head out to grab something. No, he said, I’ve gone to the farmers market. I’ve got baguette, blue cheese, cultured butter, honeycrisp apples, yogurt, olives and pickled mushrooms and mozzarella.


Wow, I said, all we need is a bottle of rose and we have a picnic.

Man, said our friend Matt, all I have is chicken thighs and Stove Top stuffing.
Damn, said our friend Laurel, that makes my iceberg salad look pretty lame.

And so we came up with an idea. Show Us Your Lunch.

Show Us Your Lunch, Matt!


Show Us Your Lunch, Laurel!


More lunches, and how you can play Show Us Your Lunch! After the jump.

Here, I play Show Us Your Lunch!


(Chicken salad from the Kneaded Bread and some of the baguette my husband brought.)

Show Us Your Lunch, Andrew!


(Andrew didn’t have lunch yet, so he showed us his tea collection.)

Show Us Your Lunch, Mary!


(Mary’s my boss. She’s got a salad with leaf lettuce, chicken,  cucumbers, tomatoes, and she forgets what else because she made it last night — which, she says is the trick to bringing a successful lunch.)

Show Us Your Lunch, Heather!


(Heather goes to Cosi in Rye about twice a week for lunch. Today was one of those days. She got a tuna and cheddar sandwich. It’s gone now, but she’s showing us her carrots and her iced tea.)

Show Us Your Lunch, Mary and Bob!

Mary didn’t know what she wanted for lunch yet, so she has coffee.


Bob was having none of it.


Show Us Your Lunch Georgette!


(Shrimp with Rice and Peas.)

Do you want to play Show Us Your Lunch? Head to and upload your Lunch! photo. Under “gallery” choose food, and be sure to write Show Us Your Lunch! in the caption. I’ll link to photo galleries from the blog.

Enjoy your lunch!


About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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