Food Bloggers, what was their inspiration for starting their food blog sites? Here are some stories behind the top food blog sites the internet has to offer. These are the short personal tales behind some of the top food blogs featured here on The Worlds Diner.
Food Bloggers story #1
My Nana Sally began teaching me how to cook in the mid-1950s, at the very young age of 5. Back then, the kitchen was always the hub of existence in our house. Even when people stopped by to visit, we always sat in the kitchen. One of my fondest childhood memories is of her putting me on a step stool & allowing me to help her cook breakfast. Cooking has always been a passion of mine & I’ve been creating recipes since I was in my teens. When my daughter was grown & leaving for college in the mid-1990s, she mentioned how much she would miss my cooking. Because all my recipes were only in my head, I set off on a mission to make her a cookbook. This involved cooking every recipe, measuring & writing everything down, then cooking everything again to test the written word. It was truly a labor of love that took over 3 years to complete! So a few years back I decided to create my website https://foodiehomechef.com & share all my recipes with the world.
My favorite cooking tool & the one I use most often is my Wok, can’t live without it!
Food Bloggers Story #2
I’ve been cooking for other people since I was 13 when my dad died, my mom had to take afternoon classes to finish her teaching credential, and I prepared simple dinners for her and my sisters. Later, I cooked for someone with IBD, then someone with an eating disorder, and others. I started A Meal In Mind to document the meals that I have been making for the last year for my daughter-in-law, who is gluten-and-lactose intolerant, my little grandson, who’s allergic to eggs, and my son, who can eat anything. I draw on my background as a biology teacher to research food science. And I focus on local, organic and sustainable ingredients. But mostly, I love to cook and share meals with family! I focus mainly on naturally gluten-free foods so it’s not all about bread. And food photography has become my new hobby! My goal is to become one the best Food bloggers the internet has.
My favorite kitchen tool is my food processor. My blog is https://amealinmind.com/
I grew up in a multi generational home in a small Mediterranean country. Back then everything was home cooked from scratch and I learned a lot of it from my grandparents. As years went by I somehow took those skills for granted and cooked less and less. Once I had kids of my own and started to teach them to eat healthy food, I kept going back to basics: home cooked recipes from back home. My husband had a similar upbringing in his home country of Bolivia so I started learning how to cook some Latin food as well. I alternate between the Mediterranean and Latin food at home and I’m having fun experimenting with new recipes. It has become also a great bonding experience with my mom as I always ask her for details I have forgotten. I hope my website will be mainly a family recipe cookbook for my kids one day and everyone else who wants to share this journey with me.
Thank you, Sonila Zarate
The inspiration for my website, Cardamom Magazine, goes back to my childhood when I learned to bake with my mom and my Swedish grandmother in her cozy kitchen. My grandmother made the most delicious Swedish baked goods. Her secret ingredient? Cardamom, of course! When I grew up, I began to travel a lot and became intrigued by the flavors of the world. I started taking cooking classes and food tours in every country I visited. From both of these experiences came the idea to create a website focused on global recipes and culinary travel.
My favorite kitchen tool is my Plett pan for making traditional Swedish pancakes, but I do use my instant pot and blender all the time!
I come from generations of home cooks and grew up with a mom who could make anything (at least it felt that way). So I grew up knowing that I could make anything as well as long as I tried. I hope to inspire others to try new things and to just go for it! If you fail, at least you tried, but you probably learned something along the way. There are so many easy recipes out there and you don’t have to be a chef to make them. There is nothing better than putting something awesome on the table for family or friends.
My favorite kitchen tool right now is my Instant Pot because there are SO many ways to use it and I’m still learning as much as I can. Every time I try something new I am amazed at the outcome.