About me and my blog!
There are very few things I don’t like (Marmite and liver are the only things that spring immediately to mind) and I love to try new things. Recently I discovered bone marrow (yum!) and pigs’ ears (crunchy!). Despite this experimental nature and although anyone who knows me will confirm that my passion for food long ago reached obsessional proportions, I find myself cooking the same things over and over again. Why? Laziness! I suffer, unfortunately, from chronic and incurable laziness. So, I decided that the only remedy is to start writing this blog to inspire (and pressure) me in to activity!
I love food. I love looking at it, thinking about it, smelling it, and even touching it. I certainly love cooking it. And, of course, I absolutely love to eat it. I don’t pretend to be an expert and I know there are a million other food blogs out there written by far more experienced and creative chefs; but that’s irrelevant!! I write this blog because I’m passionate about food and I want to keep a record of all the lovely things I cook and eat. I don’t really have an “angle” and there’s nothing really very original about my particular blog; just the weekly goings on in my kitchen, as well as the occassional restaurant or book review.
The name of my blog (Feed & Gastro) reflects the two things I hope to get out of this new writing adventure:
- Feed: the social aspect. There is nothing (and I mean nothing) I love more than having friends around my table. Cooking for friends is my favourite pastime and writing this blog gives me an excuse to indulge it as often as possible. Lots of food, lots of wine, lots of merriment and laughter, and a good old feed.
- Gastro: the art (and science) of cooking. I love cooking. It’s creative. It’s cathartic. It’s delicious. This blog will follow my endeavours to learn more about cooking and advance my culinary expertise. As much as I love cooking now, I hope that a year down the line I will be able to look back and see how much my skill and creativity have improved.
So a little bit about me: My name is Becci and I live in the seaside town of Brighton with my lovely husband, Sven (who is the main benefactor of my cooking exploits). I read cookbooks for fun and collect them at an alarming rate (four for Christmas alone this year). My kitchen is bulging with cooking paraphernalia and yet I’m nowhere near satisfied. I’m dying for new pots (with copper bases) and new knives (Japanese steel, please) and a million other things that I don’t have space for. I should warn you upfront: I am a complete Italiaphile. I’m quarter Italian and very proud of that 25%. As such you will notice my leanings towards rustic Italian ingredients and dishes and I’ll probably steer away from complicated classic dishes that require lots of processes. That’s not due to any lack of skill (of course not!) or laziness on my part (no, not at all!!). I leave all that complicated and stuffy food to the professionals. I like bold simple flavours and hearty dishes. My food is the type of food you want to eat at home, with friends. Lots of love, warmth and hilarity goes in to it.
I work in publishing and, unlike most food bloggers, my dream is not to write a cookbook but to work at the publishers that make them. I would love to start a career working in the food industry, either in PR, publishing, or even as a food writer. Maybe one day!
Contact and Press Enquiries
If you happen to want to offer me my dream job (it’s possible), you have a book that you would like my honest opinion on, or if you have any other enquiries then you can contact me via twitter (feedetgastro) or at becci (dot) edmondson (at) gmail (dot) com