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!