I’ve been blogging for 4 years on restaurants with this blog being a labor of love. It helped me develop my photography skills and to find the motivation in shooting all the food I can. It’s also been great to help friends and readers find Adelaide restaurants to eat at but I feel stifled shooting restaurant reviews. I want to create beautiful images and that means I’ll need more time than the few minutes I get from taking photos of my friend’s dish.
Another thing that I’m not really into is the food scene that Adelaide is heading in. Currently it’s brunch places with that hipster/vegan/healthy twist that are very popular. Hipster places with a quirky twist and done right are amazing but the pattern I’m seeing in a lot of places is bacon, eggs and/or avocado for $20. There is just so much you can do to it and they all taste the same in the end. Also I’m not a health nut so no matter how much you tell me that kale and quinoa is good for me it still tastes like dirt. The other thing that is popular right now is small bars and I’m not a huge drinker so another thing I’m not gonna cross off my list.
I’m changing the direction of the blog and I’m going to only post recipe posts from now on. I won’t be able to keep up my once a week posts anymore as it takes me many goes with baking to get it right. Let’s also not forget the photography ;)
I’m not sure if I’ll come back to reviewing restaurants but you never know right? Maybe if a restaurant really impresses me you may find an Adelaide place slipped in.
Another thing I’m working on is going through my massive back log of food that I ate in Japan. I’ve nearly finished Tokyo but still have Kyoto, Hiroshima and Takayama to go (get ready for the onslaught of matcha/green tea desserts I’ve eaten and it’s gonna get epic!)
Highlights from the past year haven’t been much for the blog as most things were the same. Personally I did finish a Diploma of Photo Imaging after a year of full time study (with distinction on my final portfolio). I discovered my love of studio lighting as you get so much control over the shoot. Styling has been a blast to work on especially with food as it’s one of the few times creativity comes naturally. Funnily I never thought I had a creative bone in my body as I’ve never ever done anything artsy in my life. I went the maths and science route and I used to be an engineer. It’s funny how life turns out right?
Here’s to many more blogging years! Thank you guys for reading my blog no matter if you are just passing by, a regular or are a friend :)