Very pleasantly surprised to learn Food In Books has been nominated by our sister blogger Mischenko at the most awesome site ReadRantRock&Roll, a page I highly recommend you visit. Thank you! I’m honored to have been nominated for this award.
The rules for this award are listed below:
- Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Add these rules to your post.
- Answer all the questions below.
- Display the award picture in your post.
- Nominate 12 other bloggers who are funny, inspiring and most important of all ENTERTAINING!
Why did you start a blog in the first place?
I had a vision one day about recreating a meal from a book and it went from there. I’ve been an avid reader since I was a kid, and learned to cook (and love it) in my early 30s, so it was a natural progression for me. It’s also nice to connect with people who are fellow bookworms or foodies like me, because oftentimes they haven’t made that connection and so when they see how I’ve made the connection – recreating a literary meal or creating a meal inspired by a certain book – they seem to really enjoy it. And I get lots of book recommendations and food ideas from readers and other bloggers, too.
What is your favorite book?
Of all time, The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco. From this past year, The Mirror Thief. Both are wonderful literary puzzles and mysteries to get lost within.
What do you dislike the most?
People who hurt children and animals. Really loathe people who do that.
What is your favorite food at the mall?
I haven’t entered a mall in years – hello, Amazon Prime 2-day shipping! – but when I was there last time, we had Dippin’ Dots. Those were pretty good.
What is your favorite pastime?
Besides the obvious ones of cooking and reading, I love taking photographs, writing, traveling, dancing the tango (though not well) and entertaining.
My nominees are:
- The Frugal Hausfrau
- The Trumplandia Review
- The Ghost in My Machine
- Cocina Italy
- Berryville Book Buzz
- Psychologist Mimi
- Folklore & Literacy
- A Drawerful of Porridge
- The Cooking Spoon
- La Venessiana
- Olives and Feta
Thank you for all the support over the past year and a half! Looking forward to much more food in books! ~Vanessa