Sunday, October 21, 2012

blabbing and plans

Hmm, I don't know if you guys actually read this or just like to look at the pictures. I usually just look at the pictures on other food blogs too, so no judging, it's cool. But I do have something to blab about and also, I have a new idea!  Oh, and here is a picture of a beer can chicken Jeremy made, which I may or may not have already posted at some point.

So. I know the pictures on this blog aren't the fanciest and the food isn't always pretty in a food-porny way, but I dunno, I kind of like that. I mean, I like nice food pictures a lot; I obsess over them, I spend all my free time on the computer looking at them, and I could name you a million blogs I love that have the most beautiful, drool-worthy pictures of food. And you know, if I had the right kind of camera, I'd probably take the time to pretty my pictures up a little bit. But I don't have a fancy camera (no offense to my iPhone), which is ok though, because that's not something that's totally important to me. Obviously photo quality matters to a lot of people, which is really only a good thing because I wouldn't be half as excited about food if it weren't for all the beautiful pictures of it. I think that if I was trying to blog about recipes or something, it would probably be more important to have quality photos because who wants to cook something that doesn't look good? But I'm not trying to do that. I just want to talk about my eating/food experiences and those don't always (uh.. or ever, really) look like they walked out of Saveur or Gourmet (R.I.P). I'm a sort of regular person who eats at restaurants that are dark sometimes or makes food in a kitchen with really yellow lighting and whose food comes out kinda gloopy but totally tastes good sometimes. I guess I think of this blog as an eating diary, and I want my pictures to be a real representation of how and what I eat, you know? Anyway, that's why this website has always been my favorite site for looking at food pictures. 

Here, I threw in another food picture so you don't get bored. This is my plate (number #1) when I went to Peter Luger and had more meat than I have ever eaten at once.

BUT ALSO, like I said, I love good food photography and food presentation, and that's something I'd like to pay more attention to in my ieat19meals offshoot blog. Oh yeah, so this is the part where I talk about my idea, but really it was Justin's idea so I gotta give credit where credit is due. I have no way to link to this dude's art or beer brewing or cooking or printmaking any of the other five million things he can do, so I guess you'll just have to believe me when I say that Justin Israels knows his stuff. Now you can go google him or something.

 Anyway, so the idea is that I want to cook the alphabet!! So like, each meal has to use main ingredients all starting with the same letter, starting with A and ending with Z, obviously. I don't wanna wuss out like Sufjan Stevens did with his whole "album for every state" project, but I think it'll be trickier than it sounds.  I think I'm going to make it a separate blog so it doesn't get confusing and I'm going to try to, you know, try to make the pictures look a little nicer, a little more put together.  I still only have an iPhone though, so let's see how that goes. Good idea, right? Yeah!! This is my plan and I'm gonna do it. Hopefully I can cook my "A" meal this week or weekend. Ok that's all. I'm done now.

1 comment:

Dining Alone said...

That sounds like a totally fun idea and I look forward to it!