Why do you want to be a food blogger?

 

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When I started blogging, it was for fun and it was a way to escape from what I was dealing with at the time. I was unemployed, on food stamps and was trying to figure out what I was going to do with my life. Now, here I am 2 years later my with head held high relishing in all that I’ve accomplished. I got a job, the blog has grown consistently month after month and I’ve had the chance to work with several brands and of course eat my way through Atlanta.

As I’ve worked my way through the culinary scene and my followers and readership on Happily Eating has grown, I’ve gotten asked some of the same questions repeatedly about me, why I started blogging and just some general questions or statements about blogging. So I thought it would be a good idea to touch on a couple of those things as well as answer some of my most frequently asked questions.

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2014 Holiday Recap Family, Food and Libations

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The Holidays are filled with family, friends, love and of course plenty of great food and libations. If you know me personally or follow me on Instagram, you would know that I am originally from Miami. I go home every Christmas to spend time with family and friends and to eat some of my favorite foods from home. Allow me to share how amazing my trip was and some of the amazing food I had.  Continue reading

Do food snobs annoy you? Because they annoy me!

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I recently ran across a post from my fellow food blogger Jessica over at Good Eats Mundial where she talked about food snobbery. While reading it, I thought to myself, “Wow she really hit on so many good points!” I knew that I definitely wanted to use her post on my blog. Read below to see what Jessica had to say…

Don’t make people feel bad about the fact that they’ve never eaten XYZ food. 

Newsflash: the fact that you get to choose what kind of food you eat, go to farmers markets, try out brand new restaurants is an exceptional privilege. Don’t openly berate someone because they’ve never had duck confit before. From personal experience those folks who were brought up on chicken nuggets and fries were brought up that way because Mom was working three jobs and didn’t have time to cook Duck Confit with Potato Leek Ragout between her morning and night shifts. If they’re there willing to try new food then that’s what counts. You don’t know peoples stories, or why they eat or don’t eat what they do. Keep your mouth shut. Continue reading