From a very young age, my dream was to some day become a writer. I wrote constantly and have a bin full of dusty diaries underneath my bed as proof. While I kept up my writing throughout high school, the macabre world of horror movies proved to be just as comforting an outlet for my angst ridden teenage soul, and inspired me to study film in my post secondary years. In the meantime, my taste buds were growing. My mother worked hard to give us a home cooked meal every night, but she didn’t have the patience to explore a wide variety of food, and I was rarely allowed to set foot in the kitchen. When I moved out I embraced my culinary freedom and began cooking like a mad scientist, experimenting with a new recipe every night. As I began to travel the world, I truly began to appreciate how lucky I was to live in the multicultural city of Toronto. My love for horror movies is still strong but my attention is now strongly divided between zombies and Gordon Ramsay.
A Blog Was Born
I was inspired to start this blog in 2009 after completing a food writing course at George Brown College, where I’m presently pursuing a certificate in culinary arts. Writing about food was a revelation for me, as it allowed me to to tie together both of my passions. I See Hungry People became a place for me to reflect on my travels and draw inspiration for new dishes so that after a long trip, I can curl up on my couch with a delicious meal and watch a Hellraiser marathon.
This blog is organized into three categories: food, horror movies and travel, and you can browse through each of them by clicking the page on the top menu, or by category on the right side bar. Along the top menu you will find recipes and restaurant reviews. Under Recipes there are categories for specific projects, and while I include some reviews of recipes, my main focus is to create and test my own awesome recipes. I love experimenting with healthy dishes and taking on baking projects. Thematic & holiday food as well as outdoor cooking methods are my specialty. Both the About Me and Horror menus contain some essays as well, I guess there is a small part of me that misses going to school!
The Homepage features the best of my food and travel photos. Sometimes I just like to take a look back at all the yummy dishes I have created and all the amazing places I have explored. I hope you’ll enjoy the galleries as well! Unless otherwise stated, all the photos on this blog were shot by me using a Nikon 7000 with a 18-55mm lens & 35mm lens. My travel photos are categorized by region under the Travel menu and I have spent many hours captioning and tweaking each photo. I always aim to pull together the very best of each trip, telling my journey in the most interesting and concise way.
I See Hungry People
The focus of my blog is to tie together my three passions: travel, horror movies and food. I always feel the most inspired after a trip – to write, to create, to cook. After a long adevnture, I love coming home, snuggling on the couch with my two fluffy cats and watching my favourite horror movie. The Dinner & A Movie page on the top menu pulls together the very best of I See Hungry People, featuring a food and movie pairing that was inspired by one of my travels.
Why I Blog
I hope that through my blog I will have the opportunity to meet other fellow bloggers who are part of this talented community. However, I really aspire to connect with you, and other fellow travel, photography, horror movie and foodie fans! So I invite you to come and hang out for awhile, search or sift through the archives (The Graveyard), comment and above all, sharing is appreciated! I love receiving comments and messages, and I try to respond to as many as I can. But please do be respectful in regards to comments and copyright. My work may not be distributed, copied or displayed without my permission, and must always be attributed to me.
Thanks again for stopping by, may you haunt this site often!