Food is powerful. Just the smell of a roasted chicken can bring back memories of Sunday dinner with grandma. That orange color of a pumpkin unabashedly brings out the fall in the blog world. And taste? Well, putting food into our mouths can please all the senses, not just our taste buds.
That’s why food blogging is such a powerful dissemination of information. The food blogs that I keep coming back to no matter the edible at hand do more than just provide a list of ingredients and a plan in the kitchen. They make your mouth water by describing the luscious explosion of a pomegranate seed in a sea of cream, or the heat in the nostrils provided by an exceptionally kicky poblano.
I’m going to work on the above just a little bit more in this food blog. I think I’ve been giving the food (and myself) a disservice in not providing an accurate description of not only the food itself, but how I felt while I was eating it. Sometimes I’m tired, and sometimes the words “awesome” and “delicious” don’t take as much thought as “palatable” and “pungent.” And trust me, I die a little inside every time I write “yummy.”
The truth of the matter is that I enjoy writing words like those above leagues more than I enjoy any recipe description. I love thinking of new ways to describe the food that I enjoy, and making you hungry in the process. That is why I started blogging about food, even if it took me a year to realize it.
So, folks, I always and forever appreciate your readership. I love this blog and have no plans to stop anytime soon. I have a recipe list the size of my arm to tackle in the kitchen, and I do love showing you the beautiful bounties from the farmer’s market. Likewise, I might still show photos from a beer dinner, or a really tasty sandwich from an out-of-town diner. I might even sneak a few concert photos in where you least expect it. That said, in the coming weeks, the focus of Every Little Thing might get away from day-to-day updates and more towards describing the food itself.
That’s what we’re all here for anyway, right?
On that note, here are a few upcoming posts while I sort of “change things up” around here:
- Kitchen Conservatory’s Food + Photography Class
- A really…yummy… recipe for chicken pot pie
- Schlafly + Bigelo’s Anniversary Beer Dinner
- Baked sesame chicken that didn’t turn out as expected
- Slow Food + Milagro “Culinary Tour of Mexico” Dinner
Side note: Because I work with Foodbuzz, I receive emails about products available free in exchange for review. I don’t like doing reviews as I don’t feel qualified to review anything, and most of the products aren’t the kind I’d want to advertise anyway. That said, there are two recent “opt-ins” in which I have chosen to participate, and you can expect to see those posts in the near future as well.
Thanks again for following me while I grow and change and post these stream of consciousness novels that seem to pop up every few months or so (remember “blogging frequency”? how about “multi-faceted variability”?).
Question: What do you like to see in a food blog? What are some food blogs that you follow that make you drool from description alone?