Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Very brief thoughts on food blogging and this blog.




I have been meaning to start this food blog for proper for a while now, but I think I've been facing the same dilemma that a lot of people have when starting out on this path. The problem is there are a LOT of food blogs and a lot of them are pretty good. Why would anyone want to read mine and what the hell would I write about anyway?

I've been tempted to do a cookbook cook-through blog, but this is a lot of commitment and there are other people who do an excellent job which I probably wouldn't live up to. I also have an excessive number of cookbooks and picking one would be tricky.

I would also like to do a beer and wine blog but again I think I would be put to shame by my lack of subject knowledge compared to some other established blogs.

But recently two events have created the kickstart to get going on my quest to have a well maintained blog.

Firstly and most importantly I'm getting married to my wonderful fiancee (hi Claire) and I am sure this will be the most wonderful day of my life. But it will also mean I am going on what I hope will be the most wonderful holiday of my life. We are going for a three week tour of the USA stopping in at New York, Chicago, Las Vegas and San Francisco and sampling all the best food that these cities have to offer. I will be recording these meals and other food experiences here for my famliy and friends to read about and maybe some other people may start reading and like what they see.

There will be many treats on our journey including some of the best restaurants in the world, some of the best fast food these cities have to offer, some world renowned breweries and a baseball game!

The second event that will push me into the blogosphere is the World Cup, more specifically the World Cup Beer Sweep organised by Mark of Pencil and Spoon and Andy of Beer Reviews. The premise of this competition is to find a beer from your assigned World cup playing country and blog about it. If your team wins you win an excellent beer prize.
I very luckily drew Spain, so having found a beer in Brighton last weekend I will be cooking up a Spanish extraganza this weekend and blogging about it. I just hope the beer is nice! Follow everyone's efforts on twitter at #wcbeersweep.

I think I'll wrap it up now, all this typing has left me exhausted.

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