What were these factors I hear you say...?
- Having just returned from a lengthy stint of off piste skiing in France I'm one of the unemployed masses and need something to occupy me between CV primping and job applications.
- To stop my girlfriend (who works in media) harassing me on the subject.
- I started to read a few of the other blogs and realised in my ignorance that they weren't all bad and some were pretty good (Dos Hermanos for example).
- Finally, I must have developed just enough arrogance / self belief to think that actually I do have something interesting to say.
So there we are. I hope the blog will become a bit of a food and drink related miscellany, with a combination of recipes, my thoughts on various matters of the day (such as whether Masterchef is the worst programme on TV) and some restaurant related stuff as well. But I don't take any of this too seriously, so will try not to come across as just another food nerd.
And if all that hasn't put you off, my first official post is going to be something wild garlic related, so await with bated breath!