1. The Book
1000 Foods To Eat Before You Die is a must read for every food aficionado. A carefully curated list of foods collected from all over the world, I was immediately hooked. From French bouillabaisse to Tunisian yo-yo, the book is studded with stunning photos and mouthwatering descriptions. While the whimsical cover might fool you at first, what lies underneath is a truly daunting challenge.
I first received the book as a secret santa gift from a friend. Initially, I caught myself making mental notes, before slowly starting to use post-its, and finally developing a full blown desire to actively try eating through the list. As I read through the book, I also found myself growing more curious about the culture and people surrounding each dish. Overwhelmed with ideas, I began to think about the different ways I could record my thoughts along the way.
2. A Thousand Foods, the blog
While rewatching Julie & Julia, it finally hit me that I could take this private project public. Still bundled under a mass of blankets in my bed, I was suddenly struck by inspiration. Adam’s character in the movie was based on real life blogger Julie Powell, who took to the internet and documented her thoughts as she attempted to complete each recipe in Julia Child’s legendary cookbook.
A book, a huge appetite, and a newly created blog later, I am finally ready to check off each eat on the “food lover’s life list”. Equal parts an exploration of food as one of culture, I hope reading my future posts will inspire a journey of your own.
P.S. This blog is not sponsored to sell the book… I’m still a broke college student…