Sunday, September 19, 2010

Food Buzz Project Food Blog

This week starts the launch of Food Buzz's Project Food Blog contest. The contest entails posting one blog post a week around given parameters regarding different angles in the food blogiverse.  My first post is due today, and as I reluctantly type this I do so under duress knowing it is the most difficult of all the posts.  The directive is as follows:

This is it! Your very first entry and we're giving you a chance to tell the world: what defines you as a food blogger and why should you be the next food blog star?

I know more or less what defines me as a food blogger and it is part of my header. "Food, she thought. Eating, drinking and debauching my way through Los Angeles and the universe." This is me to a T. I love to travel (which is fortunate because I do so for work), I love to eat and drink and talk and write about eating and drinking. And I like to debauch my fair share as well. I love to cook, think ad talk and obsess about what I will cook. I even revel in the times when I haplessly and totally make a mess of what I am trying to cook. There is always a lesson to be found in my mistakes. What do I not like to do? I do not like to write about myself.

Having been asked to be on judging panels here and there, for Table 20, for the Luxury Chocolate Salon, and so on, the only thing that causes me hesitation is knowing I will be asked to submit a brief bio.  I love to write. And taking photos has been a hobby of mine since high school. However, I do NOT like to write about myself.

So the pertinent question arises, do I write about food because it is concretely not about me except for the moment of reception? Food is someone else's creation, someone else's art. Do I enjoy food blogging because I enjoy writing about someone else's art more than I do making my own art? I don't know. But I think it's a great question and maybe one that I should spend some time thinking about during Project Food Blog.

What defines me as a food blogger is my pleasure in trying anything and everything from Joel Robuchon at the Mansion to the bacon wrapped hot dogs from the bottom of my hill at the end of a drunken Friday night and tell my readers about it in joyous detail. Why should I be the next Food Blogging star? Because I am fun, of course.  And most of the people who read my blog want to eat with me.

In the weeks to come, look forward to posts from the following categories:

  • The Classics
  • Luxury Dinner Party
  • Picture Perfect
  • Recipe Remix
  • Road Trip!
  • Video 411
  • Piece of Cake
  • You're the Critic
  • The Final Post

So...the journey of Project Food Blog begins. Hopefully it will be a long one and together we can enjoy every delicious and hopefully introspective minute. Wish me luck!


Ashlee said...

Thank you for sharing you life with us. I am loving reading about everyone's life during this foodbuzz challenge. I posted my FBC blog yesterday. Check it out and let me know what you think.

the actor's diet said...

good luck! will you be going to the foodbuzz fest this year?

Kristine G said...

i eagerly await all your entries. :)

Anonymous said...

Great post! I voted for you! =)

Good luck!

Check out my PFB post:

@lickmyspoon said...

I just came across your blog and I have really enjoyed reading your posts. I can't wait to read your upcoming posts. Best of luck in the competition. You've got my vote.

Jen Cheung said...

hey ya! you have a lovely blog here. Stumble upon your blog through foodbuzz. :) I voted for your blog. hope that helps. Good Lucky !!!! feel free to drop by!!

have a lovely weekend
jen @

Food, she thought. said...

@ashlee you are so welcome. sometimes talking lauding oneself is so hard to do. i feel like if i am being truthful i sound like a narcissist and if i am trying to make something up I sound fake. Hates.

@actor's diet nope, unfortunately. i travel so much for work that when i am not working i just want to be at home.

@ktistine ty. it's so important to have loyal followers.

@good luck! i cannto wait to see what you come up with for the next challenge

@lickmyspoon thank you!

@jenn I will definitely stop by!

Melissa Adylia Gutierrez said...

Holy cow, how did I not know you were doing this? Duh! Shame on me!
Well, you know I'm one of your biggest fans, right?
Woman, there is no other foodie gal in the world that I would rather have a knock down drag out food orgy with than you!
And most if the time, thanks to your blog, I feel as if I've enjoyed many with you.
Keep 'em coming!
: )

Food, she thought. said...

@melissa it just started last week! hopefully, i will continue on through at least a few more rounds and you will get to see some more of my cooking. always so happy to have a you, a real food & wine coinesseur, reading!

crystaljewellery said...

For those of you who are purchasing Crystal,we realize that this is one of the most important purchasing decisions you will make.

Wedding Dress said...

Most brides want to go to the Wedding Dresses stores to pick wedding dresses.