hello! i love food: an introduction

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!

3 comments to “hello! i love food: an introduction”

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    ursula @ apples&almonds   August 24, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    I decided that I’d read from the beginning of your blog, not only because your ‘about’ page told me to, but because I only found your blog a few weeks ago, and I love the way you write! compliments, ahoy!
    It’s really interesting that you didn’t start putting pictures in for a few entries.. hmm.
    Keep writing, and I’ll keep reading!

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    kickpleat   August 24, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Hey thanks Ursula! I didn’t have a camera until a few months in, so that’s why there’s no photos. I was behind the curve on that one!

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    Katrina   June 15, 2014 at 10:52 am

    It could be (though highly unlikely) that we were separated at birth. Your recipes and tastes are so like mine (though your writing is waaaay more articulate) that I just have to start at the beginning of your blog so I don’t miss anything. I have the cookbook your blog name came by- it was my mom’s and I started cooking from it at about 9 years old. Did you see the section where the girl’s parents are out and she cooks dinner for her sister & her boyfriend? So cute. Anyway, thank you for giving the world your thoughts, insight and most of all, soup recipes!

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