Monday, May 12, 2014

Blog Tour: My Writing Process

This post is a little bit different - rather than focus on food, I'm going to write about my blogging in general and feature three of my favorite local bloggers as part of a fun blogger tour.

Michelle from Economical Eater invited me to participate, and I love the idea! I met Michelle at a blogger event (I can't remember which because I've seen her at so many), but I already read her blog and followed her on twitter. In addition to being a blogger and professional food writer, Michelle is also a chef for Kitchen Surfing. Her blog includes tons of great recipes including this gem (goat cheese baked in carbs, need I say more?) as well as affordable options for dining out around the city. If you have a chance you should definitely check her out!

1. What am I working on?

The short answer is - ALOT! Here are some of the highlights

Recap posts of some of the new restaurants I've tried recently. Including:
  • Brunch at Franklin Southie
  • Lunch at Del Frisco's Grille
  • Brunch at Ribelle
Recreating The Swami (and curry miso sauce) from Life Alive. I've tried just about everything on the menu and this is my favorite. I'll post my recipe once I get it right (I'm getting close)!

Three food related events for Blog and Tweet Boston 

2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?

I write about all types of restaurants, including some of the highest end places in Boston like Oya and Menton, to tiny hole in the wall type places in Chinatown or East Boston. I also track my progress toward trying every Michelin starred restaurant in the US

3) Why do I write what I do?

I love all types of food and trying new restaurants, and I want to share (and support) the great new places I find. Because this is my focus, my reviews are generally positive. If I don't like a place, I don't write about it at all. 

4) How does your writing process work?

I take photos and quick notes during my meal if possible. I try to finish posts (or at least write really detailed notes) asap while the meal is fresh in my mind. I find the longer I wait, the harder it is to remember small details.

Now for my featured bloggers who'll have their own posts up next week!

Jess of Little Miss Runshine:  I met Jess at a Blog and Tweet Boston event, and immediately became a big fan of her blog. She posts about a wide variety of subjects, but mainly about food and fitness. I know that if I'm curious about the newest classes or latest fitness craze I can find a review (and often how to try it for free!) on her blog. She also has tons of great recipes perfect for meal prep Sundays or quick after work dinners - her crock pot sesame chicken is now on my regular rotation!

Jess of Gluten Free Boston Girl:  I also met Jess at a Blog and Tweet Boston event, and I love that she doesn't let her food intolerances stop her from being a total foodie and enjoying all of Boston's best restaurants. Although I'm not gluten and dairy free, I'm lactose intolerant and trying to eat healthier (paleo about 75% of the time). I know I can always find great recipes and menu options on Jess's blog. She also does a ton of giveaways, so I make sure to check regularly and enter!

Semirah of Sound of Charm: I also met Semirah at a Blog and Tweet Boston event - she came to our first ever at Church, and has been a regular ever since. When I first met her I was surprised to learn how young she is (she's graduating high school this year). She's accomplished so much already with her writing and blog, and is probably the most mature high school senior I've ever met. She covers a wide variety of topics including fashion, fitness, food, and her recent college search and application process.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the kind words. I loved reading this!!