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!
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!
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!
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!