Wednesday, November 10, 2010

My Confessional, A New Direction 4RFood

Hello to all the wonderful people who take time to read this blog. I must take a moment to express my appreciation to you - thank you for your support, encouragement, for everything. In the time I have been writing this blog, I have learned so much, and you have been a big part of my growth as a writer, cook, and person.

But you know, there are just so many amazing food bloggers out there. Ones that take amazing pictures that make your eyes drool, post recipes every day that inspire cooking and baking, people who do that so much better than I do.

For example: Grace's Sweet Life, La Mia Vita Dolce, look at those homemade baby donuts. Please, if this picture doesn't make you want a little pink-iced sprinkled mini donut, get your eyes checked.

Image from La Mia Vita Dolce
Or this chick, Bellalimento, who makes the most amazing authentic Italian fare and takes pics that make you want to jump into the computer and eat. 

Image from Bell'alimento

I got to thinking that I am trying to fit into a shoe that doesn't fit me very well. I have recipes yes, but not all have really amazing stories behind them. Not all have gorgeous food porn images (excuse the term) to accompany. And it just doesn't really interest me to write recipes, take pictures, tell the story of me and food all the time. Honestly, my hat is off to the people who do this so well - it is not easy!

Beyond the regular food blog recipe, picture, personal story action, like the weird stuff about food, food news, cookbooks, the food bloggers that make me want to cook and bake. I get tipsy with this cool information, I want to share it.

So I got to thinking, and while I started Owl Cook to be a food blog journey to food mastery, I think it was also a path to figuring out what I am actually good at. To figure out what I may have to say that other people would find useful. To tap into the teacher in me, the learner in me, the baker and cook, but also to connect to people through this amazing world of food blogging. And really, who ever can become a food master when Julia Child herself didn't proclaim to be one?

So what is my point?

I have started a new blog about food called 4RFood which fits me a lot better. The 4 R's are Recipes, Reviews, Revelations and Rants about food. Each post will bring you the most interesting information, reviews, news, and opinions on food out there. I hope you will follow me to 4RFood, join in the conversation, and find something useful to your food life.

Again, thank you to all that have supported me through Owl Cook. Here is to allowing ourselves to find the right fit, regardless, and to a new place to be together for our food.

Lindsay Natale

3 comments:

Sandy said...

I am looking forward to it :)

Spicie Foodie said...

Hi Lindsay,
Congratulations on finding out what really motivated you and felt most inspired to do. I think it's great that you have chosen a different path that you feel is more fitting to you. Don't give up, keep going and I'm sure you will be very successful in your new direction.
To many of us food bloggers get lost in a crazy world of the perfect photo, recipe and leave the important thing behind. The passion that initially inspired us to be food bloggers. I'll be stopping by your new blog. Best of luck to you.

lindsay said...

Thank you so much for your encouragement!