Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Introduction to Niamh from Eat like a girl

This Post was written by Niamh from Eat like a girl

1. Where are you based?
I am based in North London but I am originally from Ireland on the southern coast.

2. How long have you been blogging?
Only 3 months now! It took me a long time to get the courage to do it. I don't really know why in hindsight. It seemed like it might be scary exposing myself in this way, but really, it's not like that atall!

3. What's the best thing about food blogging?
Connecting with other food bloggers, people with the same obssession, food. Seeing what others make and how they use ingredients is inspiring, and while I love cookbooks this has an added dimension, it's more accessible. It's a fantastic creative outlet, allowing me to work on how I photograph and write about food. Getting feedback and comments from people who use my blog is also so encouraging.

4. What's the worst thing about food blogging?
The waistline! I spend so much time cooking, shopping for food and eating out there's a constant surplus and no time to do anything to work it off. Which is a poor excuse, I know, but I am sticking with it ;-) Blogging has also become a little compulsive so I need to work on that.

5. What inspires you to cook and write?
Currently, other food bloggers, my cookbook collection, ingredients in shops, menus in restaurant windows, food on television, fruit growing on trees! Anything atall. There's constant inspiration. As a child, sweet things generally inspired me, I found it the best and quickest way to get my hands on some cake and sweets! I used to make turkish delight and lemon meringue pies. Also, my mother and aunt taught me loads as did my home economics teacher.

6. Where do you like to blog?
At home when I am relaxed. I have no garden so I am confined to my living room but if I had one it would be there.

7. What's your signature dish?
Tough question. There's lots of dishes that I like to prepare frequently and they're usually quick and simple. I don't think I have one, I suppose I should really. A recent favourite is laksa, I make that often. I expect that as my blog develops a signature dish may with it.

8. What about you might surprise other food bloggers to know?
I had the most ridiculous eating habits as a child and one Christmas would only eat baked beans and cake. I was a vegetarian for 11 years but that's all been turned on its head.


Annemarie said...

Hi Niamh - Nice to see you around these parts, and to hear a bit more about you as a food blogger.

Niamheen said...

Hi Annemarie. Likewise :-)