Formerly known as ‘365 days of Ottawa Food’ I renamed the blog (in part) to be called ‘Where the Locals Eat’ because that is what I am blogging about. Traveling as much as I do, I only wish it were that accessible to locate the places the locals like to frequent :)
I think it is only natural that I keep changing the ‘about me’ page – I haven’t been the same static person from year to year. We are rounding out my fifth year of writing this blog and thanks to everyone who enjoys reading it I have maintained a good standing Urbanspoon (now Zomato)! That’s how I know you are reading…
A little bit about me…
I was born and raised in Brampton, Ontario but moved to Ottawa for school… thirteen years ago now. Wow how time flies. I was dating a chef for so many years and grew to not only love food but understand it. Flavor profiles, origins, gastronomy. It was like I had been in culinary school for so long but instead of expressing my love for food through cooking I expressed it through this blog; sharing the passion of food through words.
I’m not a food blogger per se. I definitely don’t sweat in the kitchen for hours making and creating beautiful dishes. Instead, I enjoy seeing what those who are masterful are able to do. So I go to restaurants with friends and family, and all too often by myself, and relax over a glass of wine (or newly local brewed beer) and a few dishes of delicious food.
Through my experience in blogging I have not only grown a wealth of knowledge for food creation and a palate for tasting but I have formed wonderful friendships with chefs throughout the city who encourage me to educate the city (and perhaps the world) about the food culture in Ottawa.
I have since moved to California to take on a new job, and very much a new life. But my whole word is still in Ottawa so I am determined to keep this blog going from long distance. Between frequent visits, updates on events and buzzings about who is who, Im sure I can make this work.
2015 – lets eat our way through the city.