Snob, I am not. Foodie, I am. Self-described ‘snob’ because I like what I like, and I don’t like what I don’t like. Try convincing me of other if you like. But just a fair warning: it might not work.
I am trying to branch out. I understand the ramifications of subsisting on my favorite foods (plain McDonald’s double cheeseburgers, pizza, ice cream, cookies, pies, chocolate), and I have a bit of a sweet tooth. As I get older, I am trying to (
and I think succeeding at? and succeeding at!) branch(ing) out. Opening my palate to new flavors. Healthier flavors ( if when I can find any ones I like). Of course healthy food won’t be the main topic. (Sorry all you health nuts out there!) I can’t resist a good Alfredo sauce any day of the week.
I started this blog in May 2010 after a few months of unemployed boredom. Blogging was my chance of feeling productive. Besides, I’ve always clandestinely taken pictures of my food and sent them to friends and family members. (You know what I mean. You’re sitting at a restaurant trying not to show the rest of the diners that you’re taking pictures of your food. If you’re reading this page, I’m sure you know what I’m talking about.) Blogging was a way for me to legitimately take pictures of food and share them.
My blog started in my kitchen in Long Beach, Calif. (as well as in the kitchen of my
BF ex-BF, in Huntington Beach, Calif.) as a way for me to share my family recipes, my BF’s ex-BF’s family recipes and whatever else he and I seemed to routinely eat. Then we moved together to Fountain Hills, Ariz. (my least favorite city in the U.S.), the BF ex-BF and I broke up, I moved to Portland, Ore., and became gainfully employed as a writer. Not the kind of writer I always wanted to be (successful journalist or novelist), but I am a (financial/business) writer now. Even after I became gainfully employed again in November 2010, I continued on with the blog, but the scope changed.
I will still pass along family recipes, like my mom’s chicken soup or my grandma’s Palacinkes. But these days I seem to post mostly from recipes sent to me by my grandma (yes, Grandma Mo – I still peruse each recipe you send me!), recipes I “dream up” in my head, recipes that replicate a local restaurant dish, or recipes I find on fellow food blogger sites. (Fellow food bloggers, I cherish your recipes!) I tend to obsess about certain foods (pancakes, peanut butter) or food fads (brown butter, red velvet). And then I’ll move on to another obsession (buttercream frosting). If my dad’s in town, I try to create more healthy fare. He’s had two open-heart surgeries (for a congenital defect) and tries to keep his heart in good shape. The least I can do is help him out when he’s in town.
So welcome to my kitchen! Join me as I eat my way through old family recipes, try to replicate favorite restaurant dishes at home, explore fresh flavors, try new ways of cooking old favorites, and more. Maybe you’ll find something you would like to try at home. Expect to see in this blog a mix of fattening favorites plus
(every once in a while) healthy new recipes I’ve found that are actually worth eating over and over again. If you don’t see something you’d like to see on my blog, feel free to let me know by emailing me at email@example.com. I’m always open to suggestions and trying new things. You can also friend me on facebook or follow me on Pinterest, Twitter or Instagram.
Le Food Snob
PS. New to Le Food Snob’s recipe blog? The Recipe Rating system is described below:
- – one apple; this recipe was awful
- – two apples; this recipe was less than OK; not sure it could be improved upon
- – three apples; this recipe was OK – I would try it again but make improvements
- – four apples; this recipe rocks
- – five apples; reserved for the best of the best recipes
— you won’t see this score very often
Sorry, if you aren’t viewing this blog on a Mac computer, you won’t be able to see the apples!