Why I Write About Food 018: Sandy Arevalo of Fan Girls Cook

Why I Write About Food 018: Sandy Arevalo of Fan Girls Cook

Food bloggers get recipe inspiration from various places. Sandy gets hers from watching movies and TV shows. If you pay attention, you'll notice how much pop culture is driven by food. Let's also not forget movie and TV characters eat too. And Sandy brings them to life by recreating iconic dishes from her favorite shows. Want a slice of Sheldon Cooper's birthday cake?

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Why I Write About Food 017: Richa Gupta of My Food Story

Why I Write About Food 017: Richa Gupta of My Food Story

Richa is as comfortable sharing recipes for Indian curries as she is tips for making an easy pasta sauce. Her food stories are rich and varied, and include her journey as a food blogger in Bangalore. If you ask her about cooking Indian food at home, she'll tell you many of them can be done in under 30 minutes and give you a list of spices to stock up on. Find out why curry powder is not on the list. 

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Why I Write About Food 016: Kimberly Espinel of The Little Plantation

Why I Write About Food 016: Kimberly Espinel of The Little Plantation

Knowledge is power, and that's how Kimberly approaches her kitchen decisions. Not food labels, not fad diets, and definitely not depriving the body of culinary pleasures. The nutritional therapy student believes in a wholesome, seasonal, and mostly plant-based diet, but has no problem indulging in the occasional cake. Because a healthy lifestyle is achieved through moderation, not restriction. 

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Why I Write About Food 014: Jane Sarchet of The Hedge Combers

Why I Write About Food 014: Jane Sarchet of The Hedge Combers

A kitchen in a farm in Cornwall, England is where Jane writes from, drawing inspiration from freshly-harvested produce and newly-foraged ingredients. Also making regular appearances are the animal and plant friends that populate the farm as well as happenings in town, making the award-winning blog a significant voice on the South West England food scene. 

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Why I Write About Food 013: Michael van Vliet and Megan McDuffie of Fresh Off the Grid

Why I Write About Food 013: Michael van Vliet and Megan McDuffie of Fresh Off the Grid

Michael and Megan quit their day jobs, sold their belongings and packed up their hatchback to embark on a year-long road trip across North America. And they are writing about it along the way, specifically about what they eat and cook, giving us a glimpse of what life is like on the road and how tasty nutritious food is possible even with limited resources.

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Why I Write About Food 012: Nancy Miller and Amber Kar of The Whisk and The Spoon

Why I Write About Food 012: Nancy Miller and Amber Kar of The Whisk and The Spoon

With a strong family tradition in home cooking, it's only natural for mother-daughter Nancy and Amber to team up on a cookbook and a food blog. They see the preparation of a meal for family and friends as an act of love, and enjoy the sharing of great food, which includes creating allergy-friendly recipes that will make everyone around the dining table happy. 

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Why I Write About Food 011: Sarah Lawrie and Laura Turner of Wandercooks

Why I Write About Food 011: Sarah Lawrie and Laura Turner of Wandercooks

How far would you go for the love of food? These two food enthusiasts travel the world to discover cuisines from different cultures, and invite us to tag along on their global cooking adventure. In addition to sharing an impressive collection of recipes, Sarah and Laura amuse us with tales of eating on the road, cooking in strange kitchens and learning to work with new ingredients. 

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Why I Write About Food 010: Bonnie Eng of Thirsty for Tea

Why I Write About Food 010: Bonnie Eng of Thirsty for Tea

What happens when you combine a foodie with a love for tea? You get someone who's not only thirsty for tea but also hungry for it. Bonnie writes passionately about tea: the drinking of it, the food pairing of it, and the cooking of it. Don't be surprised to find black tea in her risotto recipe or oolong in a dipping sauce. But do surprise yourself with the simple delight of tea salt!

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Why I Write About Food 009: Becky Winkler of A Calculated Whisk

Why I Write About Food 009: Becky Winkler of A Calculated Whisk

Blogging about food changed the way Becky eats. She adopted the paleo diet and even recently released a paleo cookbook. Becky encourages us to see familiar dishes with new eyes (hello, pillowy grain-free naan!) and shows us how anyone can eat better with recipes that use fresh, wholesome and unprocessed ingredients. That's a food philosophy everyone can benefit from! 

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Why I Write About Food 008: Kathryn Geyer of The Scratch Artist

Why I Write About Food 008: Kathryn Geyer of The Scratch Artist

Everyone needs a friend in the kitchen—someone to exchange recipe notes with and to share cooking discoveries, triumphs and even failures. The Scratch Artist is one such friend. Kathryn's grounded approach to cooking from scratch and candid prose about her own attempts makes her blog a relatable companion. Gotta love someone who eats peanut butter cookies with peanut butter, right?

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Why I Write About Food 007: Omar Janakat of Lands and Flavors

Why I Write About Food 007: Omar Janakat of Lands and Flavors

Travel and food go hand in hand for Omar. If you're interested in discovering cuisines from different cultures and making them at home, he's got you covered. Omar shares his vegan version of some of the world's classic dishes, breathing new life into traditional recipes like Lebanese Semolina Pudding and Japanese Dashi Stock using plant-based ingredients without sacrificing flavors. 

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