That handsome, handsome devil up there is yours truly, at some restaurant I don’t remember the name of.
I have cooked from an early age – being first taught by my Mom, but never felt the desire to make it a career (what is it people say? “never make your hobby your job, or you will hate it”). I started this blog back in 2007 to try and get a cookbook off the ground. In hindsight, it was a blooming terrible idea, but it did spawn my interest in food photography, and fuel my love of food even further – so not a total tragic waste you might say.
By day, I work as an artist in the video game industry, and do this blog shenanigans in the free time I have around my busy life. A few years ago now I hosted what I affectionately called a “meat party”. This got me in to charcuterie and meat curing, and I have been hooked ever since. It is a sad time indeed when I don’t have a piece of moldy meat hanging in the basement, being watched far too often by my paranoid and OCD nature. A lot of posts on this blog revolve around my love of charcuterie – but that doesn’t mean I don’t have a soft spot for things that grow in the ground. My wife is a near vegan, so I work a lot with thems vegetables – and you will see some of those fruits of my labors on this blog.
Because modern life isn’t busy enough, I got in to food photography quite heavily too – taught some classes, photographed some books and magazines, wrote a few internet articles on it and finally published a little tiny book on food photography setups to help raise sweet moolah for the victims of the Japanese disaster a few years ago.
Cheers for visiting. Drop me a note if you have any questions.