Watch the Pot, for It Shall Boil

Hello, readers!

They're so eeny weeny.

They’re so eeny weeny.

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I realize that I have sadly neglected my blog for a very long time and with Christmas coming around, I’m getting the customary increase in hits (PAGE VIEWS!!!!!).

SHE LOVES PAGE VIEWS.

SHE LOVES PAGE VIEWS.

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There are a multitude of reasons for my laxness (the most notable of which are getting married, relocating to Boston, and going to grad school while working a full time job) but the time has come to pony up and do what I came here to do:

Write a bunch of stuff about food that people will or will not read.

This is a fine and accurate example of food.

This is a fine and accurate example of food.

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I’m taking my winter break to reorganize, rethink, and refocus. My time at Boston University’s Gastronomy program has helped me narrow down my interests even further, making this here blog easier to handle. After all, writing is a journey (seriously, read my first post then read my most recent post – it’s embarrassing). First you find your voice, then you find your topic, then you find out how to make millions of dollars by writing silly blog posts on the internet.

What have we learned?

  1. Write
  2. Find voice
  3. ????
  4. PROFIT!
THE PROFIT IS REAL.

THE PROFIT IS REAL.

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So, to those that are new: Keep an eye on this space for it shall be glorious.

And to those that are old: Thanks for not giving up on me.

Keep eating and asking, my friends.

Esther

P.S. My husband’s a butcher now. Almost. He’s in training. I’m married to a butcher.

Oh my god can you believe how incredible he is. I want to marry that guy.

Oh my god can you believe how incredible he is. I want to marry that guy.

Long Time, No Blog

Hello, People of Dubious Origin! Long time no talk!

The definition of "dubious origin."

The definition of “dubious origin.”

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Things are going pretty good. Here’s a short update:

We’re 3 months from the wedding. School is…school. I am now a copywriter.

Done.

lol Frodo.

lol Frodo.

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Anyway, school is over in about 4 weeks and I’m taking the summer off, which means I’ll be back to blogging my butt off. I’m putting together some Tidbit Tuesdays to ease myself back into the blogging game. In the meantime, there are several places you can keep up with me.

Twitter – Obviously.

Facebook – I heard it’s the new MySpace.

Pinterest – Now with more food history and anthropology. And pugs.

Keep eating and asking, my friends.

Esther

Teaser Post: Hope You Aren’t Allergic To Nuts…

It’s chunky…

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And creamy…

Magical Angel Creamy Mami. Someone please, please take me to Japan.

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And gets along great with marshmallows.

Errrr….almost all marshmallows.

What’s my next post?

Keep eating and asking, my friends.

Esther

BONUS HINT:

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Magical Angel Creamy Mami (Episode 1, Part 1. Feel free to watch the rest on your own.)

The 25 Days of Christmas Food

I’ve had an idea. A dangerous idea, one that will probably destroy what little sanity I have left, but also possibly a brilliant idea.

Brilliant, but cray cray.

There’s this obsession with the Christmas countdown. Ya know, advent calendars, ABC Family and their 25 Days of Christmas (during which they show more Christmas themed movies than you knew existed), etc. So I thought I’d get in on the action.

HOHOHO it's MY Christmas wish that all the little boys and girls spend the next 25 days glued to their couches staring at the TV! What a wonderful way to celebrate a holiday!

I’m going to do my own 25 Days of Christmas…Food. Every day, starting tomorrow, I will give you a new piece of Christmas food information. The posts will range between short paragraphs and all-inclusive. I’m going to try and sample a little bit of Christmas tradition from all around the world. Italian traditions, American traditions, Norwegian traditions, even Japanese traditions. I love Japan. It is one of my favorite places of all time ever.

I love Japan.

I know. I anticipate some serious stress, but let’s see if I can do it. I also have about three Hanukkah posts planned, so towards the end I’m gonna step it up with some daily double posting.

My mom makes better latkes than your mom.

Brb, gotta unstick this look of terror from my face.

HOLY CRAP WHAT AM I THINKING AM I CRAZY OH MY GOSH NOOOO STOP IT AMBITION YOU’RE THE WORST.

Ok, I’m back.

That’s my idea. My possibly delusional idea. Keep your eye out for the first post tomorrow. Wish me luck!

Quick, someone get this for me.

Keep eating and asking, my friends.

Esther

P.S. Post Christmas I’m going to try and get some more non-western information up. I’m looking for ideas from the tiger area of the world.

The Tiger Area.

If anyone has any suggestions, I’d like to hear them!

Keep eating and asking, my friends.

Esther

UPDATE: Totally not gonna be doing anything for Hanukkah this year. The 25 Days is taking up all my time. Next year!