If you by chance happened to come across this blog and you are actually reading this post, you are also probably wondering why anybody would want to start yet another food-related blog. Come on! I mean I'm not Alice Waters or Gordon Ramsay and cooking (or writing by the way) is not my profession. So why even try? There are a million fantastic, inspired food blogs out there and I read at least 500,000 of them, and they are already doing a great job inspiring so many of us. Some are so funny they make me laugh tears. Others are so beautiful I gasp every time I click onto their homepage. Others are just like a good old friend, a familiar place to go to and forget about my troubles for a while. Many keep me connected to my hometown, others tell me about places I have never been to.
So, back to my question, what makes me think I can do a better job than all of these passionate writers and cooks? Nothing, dear reader. I just love food, I love cooking, I love thinking about what to make for dinner and planning meals for friends and family.
When I travel, stopping at local markets and stores is at the top of my list. Discovering a new vegetable or a new way to cook it makes my day. I am that girl who has five different kinds of mustards and vinegar in her cupboard. I can buy something just because it is in a lovely jar or because I cannot resist its lovely retro packaging. I can easily flip through a cookbook with the enthusiasm most gals go through clothes piles during sales. And I am the one who can talk for hours on end about a meal I had while I am sitting enjoying another one. So there are many reasons related to me needing to vent my obsession, but there is also another reason. Often bloggers worry that the recipe they published is too simple, too easy, to basic to capture anyone's interest. Those are exactly the recipes that inspire my evening family meals. I don't have time to cook for hours on end or to go shopping for fancy ingredients I don't have in my cupboard. I need quick, easy and tasty. A recipe I can play around with, exchanging a listed ingredient with that wilted looking spinach I have in the bottom drawer of my fridge.
So dear reader, if you are still with me, that is why I am starting a blog. So I can somehow inspire and be inspired by all you other busy people out there who are nuts about food. So we can all exchange ideas to make the people around us happier. After all, we are what we eat, right?