Well, you’ve seen the caricature (cookie in hand noted). Want the story to go with the “face?” Here it is… If you’ve stopped by my blog, Going Low Carb, you know I’m a Southerner. I’m fourth generation Atlantan, in fact. So, I do have a certain fondness for Southern cuisine. Think cornflake fried chicken, cabbage cooked with ham hocks, and blackberry cobbler.
It seems that all my favorite pastimes have something to do with food – eating, cooking, talking about food, reading cookbooks… you get the picture. Thankfully it’s no longer taboo to admit that fact. Now I can let my super-foodie flag fly!
I inherited my grandmother’s love of food and feeding people, which inspired my work in catering, event planning, and professional baking. Venturing into food writing, beginning with my blog, has provided me with a way to contribute to the food community while enjoying my two small children at home.
The elephant in the room is whether or not I will only be looking at restaurants through a low-carb lens. Not at all! True, I have a low-carb blog and develop low-carb recipes. And I do try to eat low-carb as a matter of routine to help maintain the status quo. But rest assured, when on a night out with friends or my husband, or when checking out a new place, I order whatever strikes my fancy – carbs or not!
Now might also be the time to confess my weakness for pastries. Low-carb? Not so much.
Thanks for welcoming me to the dining team. I’d love to hear your recommendations for places on my “beat” to check out – neighborhood dining and Southern specialties. Bon Appétit!