A Few Words About Relishments
Sometimes life is surprising and you end up where you didn’t expect to. Relishments definitely is a product of that.
I was born in Massachusetts, raised in New Jersey and lived in Maine ten years, though I went to college in Massachusetts. In June 2009, I relocated back to Massachusetts, following my marriage to my wonderful husband who from here on in will be referred to as “My Man”. As a result of my recent move, I’m an unemployed educator (with hopes of full time employment soon!) living in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. I really never expected to find myself in Massachusetts, I really am a “Maine girl” but sometimes life comes full circle, and here I am.
As far as food and Relishments is concerned, that’s another funny store. I became fascinated with food at the end of 2008, a product of living at home with my parents for (at that point) a year an a half following college graduation, working at my former high school and having not much of a social life. In short, I was addicted to Food Network. I watched a lot of television and it was almost all about food.
It was in December of 2008 that a perfect storm of things occurred.
Some of the vegetarian students at the school where I was working brought it to my attention that meat production is one of the leading causes of global warming. I began looking into it and simultaneously realized that my diet was pretty miserable and I was eating a lot of junk food. I began reading a lot of food books and looking into flexitarianism and semitarianism. I realized that it might be as much fun to cook food myself as to watch other people do so. Plus I was getting married in June of 2009, so being able to cook was going to come in handy (my fiance was subsisting on a steady diet of rice, vegetables and chicken–every day–and I wasn’t going to stand for it).
Then, in an unconnected move, I realized that I was bored out of my mind and missed blogging. So I started Relishments, with the notion that I’d just blog about random stuff that was interesting to me and see what happened.
6 days after starting Relishments, my sister, my Man and I were watching Iron Chef America. I had a sudden epiphany that I wanted to be “a food blogger” like Pim, one of the judges. And so, Relishments was reborn as a food blog. Of course, at that moment I had no idea that food blogging was hugely popular, that I had little idea what I was talking about and that there were tons of vegetarian-flexitarian-twentysomethings out there doing the same thing. But by the time I realized that, it was too late.
- Love: chocolate, pasta, Italian food, tea, cooking, trying new things, flexitarianism, cooking shows, cheese
- Not so much: fast food, eating in a hurry, the same old thing repeatedly, bland food
- Shows: Next Food Network Star, Top Chef, Iron Chef America, Everyday Italian, 30 Minute Meals, No Reservations
- Personalities: Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flay, Tom Colicchio, Rachael Ray, Mario Batali, Anthony Bourdain
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