My full time job is as a content editor and writer, but I’d love to one day make my blog, or another food-related business, my full time work. I’m from the US originally but have been living in the UK for 4 years, and I really love it here! I haven’t worked with brands so far, but I think I could use a little practice in getting my name out there. I also want to be careful about who I collaborate with, so as not to alienate my readers.
I thought about blogging about food for quite a while before I started, but I was intimidated at the prospect of running out of things to say. Finally I jumped in and luckily I haven’t had a problem.
From where do you get inspiration for your blog posts?
I get inspiration from all sorts of places, sometimes it’s trips I’ve been on, other times it’s meals I’ve had at restaurants, and sometimes they come as requests from readers for specific recipes or styles!
I make a mean mac & cheese, and I love trying all sorts of variations, both vegetarian and non, and I make it as bites, full sized bowls, baked, not baked… you name it, but it’s always gooey, cheesy and loaded with flavor.
I try to get as much as I can from veg box schemes or markets, and I would love to get to a point where I can buy everything from local producers, though it would probably be hard for me to give up avocados!
What are your thoughts on the decline of supermarkets and the future of our grocery shopping habits?
I have a lot of things to say about the decline of supermarkets – probably more than I can squeeze in here, but it’s something that I would always be interested in having a chat about.
What’s your idea of food hell?
For me, food hell is being stuck somewhere that only offers overly salty fast food. I just can’t do it.
I don’t have many cookbooks, surprisingly, but my favorites are those that tell a story and put you in a time and place… but also give you recipes that are easy to make at home. I love to learn about where different recipes and ingredients come from, and for me the best cookbooks offer that. My most recent favorite is My Paris Kitchen, by David Lebovitz. He’s an amazing inspiration to food bloggers, and does such a fantastic job of writing in an approachable and interesting way.
A lot more of my life is shaped by food than I should probably admit. It comes into planning holidays, what I do on a given day, and even the neighborhood I work in! I am always on the lookout for interesting shops, or places where I can support a small business and get involved in more local food, and I love scoping out new and novel places to eat, whether it’s a hot new restaurant in Soho or a falafel stall in Shepherds Bush.
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