Saturday, September 18, 2010

Because I Should...

That's why I should be the Next Food Blog Star, because I should. Because I'm better than the rest. Because I said so. I suppose the judges may not just take my word for it though. This would be an extremely fun competition for me if they did.

If you are a regular reader of my blog you can tell this is not a normal post. It is my first entry into Project Food Blog, which I've spoken of on my Facebook page. If you don't know what it is, and want to, then Click Here, if not just click the vote button on the right and we'll call it good.

Restaurant reviews are my particular specialty, and nothing will change that. But I'm a little different than most food critics. While most "critics" are actually chef groupies who just want to be as admired as the chefs they admire themselves, I have no interest in personal glory. My photo will never appear attached to my blog. Arguably, with just a little digging anyone could find my face, but I don't want it to be readily available. In the event I advance to the video challenge, I am already developing creative ways to hide my identity. My full name never even appears in connection with this blog or my Foodbuzz profile.

My reviewing repertoire ranges from flagrantly flavorless fast food to succulent and savory superstar chef selections. I have eaten the best fast food burger and the worst pasta dishes known to man just to tell my loyal (because I force my friends to read it) readership whether they should eat it or not. From Asian to Yemeni (sorry, I couldn't come up with a "z" nationality or style) there is no cuisine too high-brow and haughty, nor too low-brow and naughty, for me to dive into headlong.

I don't just review food though, I do cook occasionally and when I do it is an event worthy of a blog. Two reasons for this: 1. I rarely cook. 2. When I do I don't mess around, it's a full on epicurean undertaking.

I also like to rant about the failings of humanity as it relates to food, love as it relates to food, and anything else that relates to food or the consumption of food.

In short, I am the next Food Blog Star because I live and breathe food, and love to share my experiences with anyone willing to read or listen.

Brian William Waddell is a foodie, beer geek, and author. His numerous blog posts range from food to politics. He also has a book of poetry, Fractured Prose, available here, and is ready to publish his second poetic endeavor.