Food, glorious food

When I first started blogging way back in the February of 2009 I was living in Berlin and was attempting to take the opportunity to do some of the things that I never had time to do in between studying.

Those things included (but were not restricted to):

  • Reading a lot of books (The Scarlett Letter, the entire works of Angela Carter and a lot of classics, just for starters)
  • Reading a lot of Greek mythology and starting a reference folder filled with Greek Gods/stories/references so that when reading Angela Carter (my fave) I wouldn’t be completely lost
  • Getting to know the Bible (more for literary purposes than religious)
  • Exploring my interest with Gender Studies
  • Figuring out what I want/ed to do with my life

No mean feat then.

Needless to say I barely got started on this. Once you’ve factored in improving German, attending classes, making friends and writing a dissertation, there wasn’t really much time left for intellectual improvement, never mind colour-coded folders and life plans.

That said, the year abroad did help me to realise that fashion is most definitely the industry for me – I started my blog, started interning and went to my first Fashion Week. But more than that, I fully realised that although I adore writing in particular, I’m really just a creative beast in general.

You see, it was in Berlin that I started blogging, but it was also the time I really started obsessively taking photographs of food.

This is a bit of a bizarre first blog for me, but I only just remembered this today because of the competition NOWNESS are running at the moment called ‘Fantastic Food’. Readers are uploading pictures of ‘decadent dishes’ and then everyone votes for their favourites…

“The top ten most popular photographs will be included in a NOWNESS guide on and reviewed by our panel of judges, which includes chef April Bloomfield (of The Spotted Pig, The Breslin and The John Dory), food artist Jennifer Rubell, restaurateur Frank Falcinelli (co-creator of Frankies Spuntino and Prime Meats), Swallow magazine editor James Casey, and’s Fiona Tang. The panel and NOWNESS will select the winning image, to be showcased in a feature on the site—placing the photographer in the esteemed company of NOWNESS contributors considered to be among the world’s leading image-makers.”

You can upload your competition entries until Wednesday 22nd December.  Until then, here’s a selection from my personal archives…
(It’ll also give you an opportunity to get used to my *superb* photographic skills)

a scrummy summer breakfast

chicken and spinach pasta

who knows what this is. But it looks tasty

One of our infamous 'yellow dinners'

Tuna pasta in sunny Spain: simple but effective

Club sandwich at the clubhouse

Chilli at the Thatch, Ilfracombe

Couscous and chickpea salad

The perfect fry-up

Sauages at a BBQ

Room service dinner of foccacia burger

Birthday dinner at Alice's

Only the best for desert. Apple Strudel and Sachertorte in Vienna

Posted: December 17th, 2010
Categories: Food, Hello, Thought
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Comments: 5 Comments.
Comment from James - 17/12/2010 at 7:06 pm

I’ll have the club sandwich followed by the strudel, thanks!
How did the Bible reading go? I tried but only got a few pages in before it stopped making sense. Sorry, Lord.
Here’s a proper LOL book on trying to live biblically:
PS loving the blog

Comment from Katie - 17/12/2010 at 7:20 pm

That was a supreme desert. Mum had the Sachertorte (at the Hotel Sacher no less) and we swapped half way through – they were both well worth a visit to Vienna! (In fact I think we ate 5 cakes each in 4 days..)

Bible reading was one of the things I didn’t even get round to starting.. oops. The book looks amazing, I may have to give it a go!

P.S. Thanks. I think it’s growing on me. Still pining a bit for the Minimalist theme but like the navigation tabs on this bad boy. I think I just prefer black backgrounds but I’m just happy to be blogging now!

Comment from Elenore Lacz - 04/03/2011 at 3:22 am

hopefully this comment doesn’t appear multiple times (it appears to freeze once i try to post my comment.. not sure if it’s actually posting), but all I really wanted to say was great post and thanks for sharing.

Comment from Janna Dehl - 05/03/2011 at 12:09 am

You guys must spend alot of time working on this blog. im impressed

Comment from Elane Kapuscinski - 26/04/2011 at 12:06 pm

Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again very soon!