Monday, December 28, 2009

Hello, eater!

Welcome to Food vs. Face!

This blog will follow my adventures (and misadventures) in my own kitchen and eateries all over the place - but focusing on my awesome hometown of Dayton, Ohio.

I decided to start this blog for a number of reasons.

1. Nearly every time I read a food blog, especially local (that goes double for the Leadbelly Boys), I cringe. So many things irk me - incredulous bias, warped ideas of what "affordable" means, trend-followers, or just plain not knowing what good food is.

2. Most food blogs seem to either be focused on restaurants OR your home kitchen, never both. I love to cook, and my fiance and I eat at home an average of 6 days out of the week. However, when we do go out and spend our heard-earned money in a restaurant, I tend to be pretty opinionated about my experience.

3. I've been talking about doing this for a few months, but now Santa has brought me a great new camera, which just happens to have a setting that is specifically for photographing food.

4. I've been writing for years for magazines and television, and I seem to have lost my spark. Hollywood gossip bores me, technical writing is monotonous enough to make me wander out into traffic, and I feel a bit stale about the state of music and I'm certainly tired of reviewing albums.
Without fail, the one thing that always gets me excited is food.

So, join me on a heartwarming journey into the belly of the beast. By beast, I mostly mean me.


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