Monday, February 18

Times Are A-Changin'

It's time to be honest with myself.

I'm nowhere close to vegan.

Sure, I'm totally on board with a lot of the philosophy and ethics of eating vegan, and because of my bizarre dietary needs and preferences (and aforementioned philosophy and ethics) many people interpellate me as a tree-huggin', granola-crunchin', man-hating vegan (ok, that last bit has more to do with my sexual orientation)...but I'm not. I like cheese, I love eggs, and sometimes I (gulp) use real butter in my cooking. I'm all about conscious, responsible, sustainable eating, but I don't think you have to be vegan or even vegetarian to participate in that sort of ideology.

Additionally, a good friend recently send me a link to Food Blogga's pretty, pretty web site. The author, Susan Rosso, also writes for NPR, and her recent feature on kumquats inspired me to revamp my own approach to blogging.

Here's what I'm considering: Reading over Susan's blog and my own content, I noticed that the posts that really grab my interest are those featuring a single product or ingredient. Add to that my recent grocery expeditions and culinary adventures, and again I notice that I really love taking a single vegetable, or beer, or cheese and getting creative with it. What's the history of this product? How can I use it? How do other people use it? How can I pair it with other foods or beverages?

So I'm keeping the domain, but changing the title of this blog to, "By Product." There will be less posts about, say, random good meals, and more of a streamlined focus highlighting specific products. And there will probably be less posts, but that's probably good since I'm starting a Master's program in four months! Comments, suggestions, and requests are welcome.


Allison said...

May I suggest that for your potential meals, that you suggest a beverage to accompany it? (For those that struggle, like me--)

Looking forward to the transition!

Robin said...

May I suggest lots of delicious photos with your new found RAW shooting skills. See? Even your photos can be RAW.

cmoore said...

Will do, and will do, with hopes of enticing you to this country for a live sample at some point...

Judy @ No Fear Entertaining said...

I think that this is a great change. I am also not a tree hugging, Birkenstock wearing person but I love good food! I have to buy free range meat if my family is to eat it. I try to buy only local produce and if it is organic all the better.

Great idea to change the blog to one concentration!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Hey CMoore,

I was just scrolling down your page and saw this post. You just made my day! I'm so glad you enjoyed my NPR piece and that you found my blog inspirational. I'll be looking forward to your new format. All the best, Susan


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