I already write 2 personal journals, so what would be the point of adding another? I am quite fond about writing in general, but I really miss writing about food. I used to have a pop culture zine where I wrote a lot about food. How could I not? I think about food constantly, I talk about it often and I read cookbooks and books about food the rest of the time. Having a focus for this blog (= food) means that I can keep track of my recipes, my restaurant discoveries and my food experiences. It makes sense to me.
Just a few facts about me: my name is Jeannette and I work as a designer in Vancouver, BC. I grew up doing most of the cooking for my family back in Ontario and continued to cook and expand my knowledge as I got older. As a child, I hated vegetables, yet to rebel against my parents as a teenager, I became a vegetarian. I now am back to eating meat and fish and I make it a priority to eat food that is (relatively) healthy and positively delicious. I don’t want to waste my tastebuds on the mediocre. That said, I am not a believer in complicated recipes and instructions. I’m lazy and I get easily frustrated — and though I hope this blog will encourage me to try new things and develop into a better cook, I’m a believer in simple, affordable and satisfying food.
So why Everybody Likes Sandwiches? It’s kind of funny, since I don’t go crazy over sandwiches. I was flipping through a vintage kids cookbook that i have and the phrase jumped out at me (it helped that it was in big bold colourful letters). The more I thought about it, the more I liked it. Sandwiches are inexpensive and easy to make yet it doesn’t take much to make them gourmet or unique. They are usually satisfying and healthy and you never need a complicated recipe to come up with a something great. Plus, I like that it sounds good when yelled at the top of your lungs: “everybody likes sandwiches!”. Exclamation point required.
So here we go!