Another year of food blogging is under my belt and another one is in the works. Whew! Sharing one’s eats can be a lot of fun, but don’t let all the flashy meal pics fool you. This is one tough business. Let me explain.
We’re constantly sent recipe books, new fangled kitchen tools and unusual foodstuffs to review. And don’t think this doesn’t come with some down side. I’ve toiled long hours in the kitchen all in the name of Eats — of course I get to consume everything I make, but still you can see what a hardship it is.
On top of all the cooking and the tasting, when you’re not banging away in the kitchen, you’re practically required to check out all of the new restaurants in town.
And you’ve got to tote a damn camera everywhere you go because you never know when that perfect shot is gonna appear.
I”ve taken food pics on vacation …
Hell, I even took food pics at my own wedding.
And, you’ve got to remember to take the picture before the food is half gone!
And then there is the travel.
In August I found myself in the middle of an almond orchard …
And not two months later I’m back in Cali, hard at it learning about the walnut.
After a hard day in the orchard, do I get to hunker down in my hotel room and put my feet up? Heck no! You’re expected to attend the evening’s cooking demonstration and following dinner. Just look what I had to endure.
Oh, the sacrifices one must make!
And the hardest part — you’ve got to take notes and pics in a foodie-induced haze and try to remember all the great stuff you ate.
When I take a look at my last couple of years’ posts I get exhausted; but I’m willing to do it all in the name of Eats.
2015 here we go again! —Karen