Ya know…I always knew that I counted on blogging and sharing recipes and funny stories and friendships to get me through the day to day…that creative release that doesn’t seem to fit anywhere else…it’s what I strive for, what I crave.
As you may or may not have read in my ‘about’ page…planning food, cooking food, photographing food, and sharing food are some of the major ways I deal with stress and depression. You guys visiting and commenting on the crap stuff that I write and cook and photograph, is like…like…I dunno…Amazing.
By now, everyone knows about the demise of Tastespotting. It was, like, OhmyfuckingGawd…NO…WAY! SHIT! Let me be so shallow as to say that *every* time my photos made it, I was filled with satisfaction…with glee and with utter validation that I was worthy. But. BUT. The majority of the pics didn’t cut it. Which led to a fervent desire to do better…to capture that perfect shot….get that perfect lighting and style that food the way artists would (sadly, I rarely accomplish any of those, but I keep. on. trying!) Thank you, TS for being the catalyst to but one of my obsessions. But the best thing about TS, was finding all of YOU! There are so many inspiring photos that have been filed away in my brain…so many gorgeous dishes just waiting to be recreated according to you. So, it is with that thought in mind that I direct you to FoodGawker.com.
Chuck, is one of those food bloggers that I check every freaking day. Seriously. He has some Damned good recipes…you have GOT to check out his spring rolls with nuoc cham….pure nirvana. AND?! He has the technical smarts to create something so wonderful…so necessary…so ingenious as FoodGawker. So THANK YOU! Chuck! My hat is off, and my thanks goes to you, and your ‘hungry bear.’ I will be frequenting your *new* site often, my friend. MUAC!