Thursday, November 02, 2006

The Frugal Foodie

This blog is more for me than for you. That's not to disparage any (potential) readers, but after a few failed blog attempts in the past, I've realized that I need to write for my own edification and not for any desire to educate or impress readers.

So who are you?
I'm a graduate student studying geophysics at Stanford University. Although rocks and earthquakes are very dear to my heart, nothing is more enjoyable to me than cooking a delicious meal or trying a new restaurant at the end of a long day in front of my workstation. But I'm also on a graduate student's budget, which means that eating out at top restaurants and cooking with expensive ingredients are luxuries I can't often afford. Thus my quest to eat like a king without spending like one. Fortunately, it's not that hard to do, and this website will be about my ongoing quest to eat well and cook well without breaking the bank.

Why "Frugal Foodie"?
Because alliteration is dead sexy. And because "Frugal Gourmet" would not have been original.

Are you cheap?
No, but I do spend my money wisely. I like to have great food experiences, and sometimes that involves spending a good chunk of change. But it's not as expensive as I originally thought, and hopefully this blog will allow me to explain why.

Are you a food snob?

Is your blog only for people living in the Bay Area?
Maybe, I'm not really sure yet. I will be posting restaurant reviews of the places I've checked out, but I'll also be writing about kitchen equipment, cookbooks, food politics, and other food-related topics I find interesting. So hopefully people from all over will enjoy reading this, but like I said above, as long as I'm enjoying writing this blog I'm not going to worry too much about readership.

1 comment:

Mom2fur said...

Hey, nothing wrong with being a food snob! That doesn't make you a person snob, LOL!