Why I Started Food Blogging

Let’s face it…everyone is blogging about food today. It’s all over Instagram and Pinterest. Food is the in “thing” now. Why does the world need another food blogger? Unless you are doing something different, there really is no point.

I went to university for biomedical engineering and honestly, being a personal chef and food blogger was the furthest from my mind. In the end, that did not bring me happiness. If anything, I was extremely lonely and often sad.

My mother didn’t have a degree and all she wanted for her kids was for them to go to university. Maybe it was some sort of proof that her family succeeded in this “new country”.

Now, everything that I hold onto to survive are things I learned from my mother’s mother….my grandmother who lived with us. She couldn’t even read when she came to Canada, but she could take anything from the fridge and turn it into a huge meal. Her culinary skills were beyond. Her skills were goals.

It’s that form of genius that has taught me modern day happiness. My grandmother was always giving of herself through her food.

During one of my conversations with a friend, we were talking about food as we always do. Isn’t it the “safe” subject to talk about though? Not a mention of another person or hurtful word is involved. She pointed out that all I talked about was food. That’s when I realized that “food” was my passion. It excited me. It was what I thought of when I woke up. Planning my “creations” (as my family coined my recipes) was what I was always focused on.

That’s why I started blogging. This blog is filled with my history and food passions. My recipes are a reflection of who I am as a person. They are how I show my love to my child. Food makes me happy. If everyone in the world is writing a food blog, that’s fine. I am only here to share myself with you and for me there’s no better way then through food.

Let me know your thoughts on food blogging and what brings you here. I’d love to hear from you.

Potato Kugel as seen above:

5 medium potatoes

1 large onion

1/2 cup canola oil

3 checked eggs

1/2 tsp salt

Dash of garlic powder

Dash of pepper

Peel vegetables and cut into quarters. Place into food processor with S blade. Add other ingredients and pulse until everything is smooth. Pour into 9″ round pan or square pan. Bake for one hour at 375F. Makes a soft, yummy kugel.

-Chaya

4 thoughts on “Why I Started Food Blogging

  1. Zahid Ahmad says:

    Even though we are from different faiths and different ethnic/racial backgrounds, my story is almost identical to yours. And my motivation to blog (halalpitmasters.com) resembles yours too. In fact, my undergrad degree is also biomedical engineering. Interesting world, huh?

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