I remember when I decided to start the blog-early January 2008. I was obsessed with The Food Network, reading any and every book about food, cooking, and culinary endeavors, and spending hours pouring over Chowhound.com looking for scoops on the latest restaurants openings and closings. I was dying for a way to get more involved with food-literally- and finally one of my more tech savvy acquaintances (probably tired of hearing me endlessly drone on about food) suggested a blog. I felt like I was in a cartoon and a giant lightbulb went off over my head- a Blog!! And so the idea was born. I spent some time thinking about what I wanted my concentration to be, and then, on the way home from a ski trip, I started envisioning my first post.
My intent, which I hold firmly on today, was to "make a great meal last longer". It was to capture every taste, every flavor, and every texture and document them. It was to be the diary of a woman obsessed with food, containing the extreme details of the remarkable, and, let's face it, not so remarkable, meals she indulged in.
As I look back on these three years, I never dreamed how much I would enjoy the blog, and how much it would push me out of my comfort zone. Every day I scour cook books to find new inspiration, and guidance on new methods of cooking. When I dine out now I am more thoughtful and adventurous in my choices, wanting to educate myself as much as possible, and share as much as I possibly can with the fantastic readers of A Boston Food Diary.
I now scour the Internet, and religiously read email to find the newest happenings that I can share with you all, and I welcome all of the amazing suggestions and ideas that you all have sent into me. I have a growing list of restaurants I need to check out that you guys have suggested, and I can't wait to get started on them!
I am really excited to celebrate the past three years, and Im even more excited to get started on the next chapter!
So on this awesome day, I have to ask you -What do you want to see more or less of on A Boston Food Diary? Please send me any suggestions-places to eat, methods or recipes to try, or ingredients to use and I'll get cracking on them!