I started writing short restaurant reviews in 2004 for attendees at a software engineering conference in Edinburgh and I’ve been reviewing restaurants, mostly in Edinburgh, intermittently since then (you can get to it from the link in the My Blogs box)). When I started there were hardly any review sites, Tripadvisor didn’t exist and I guess I filled a gap. Now, there are lots of Edinburgh restaurant review blogs and some of the writers seem to eat out a lot more often than me. I’m not sure that I was adding much with my occasional reviews so I’ve decided to wrap up my review blog.
In truth, although I enjoy eating out, I prefer home cooking. So, I’ve decided to diversify and to set up this new food blog where I’m going to write more generally about food-related things that I find interesting. I’ll include some restaurant reviews if I think I can say something different but I’ll also write about ingredients and growing food, beer and other drinks, recipes that we’ve tried, food shops and suppliers, food politics and so on.
I’ll be starting with a couple of posts inspired by having too many courgettes.