Behind the Apron
Fiber of 28 Cooks is hosting a Behind the Apron round-up, where food bloggers are invited to show their faces and tell a little about themselves. So here's a self-portrait using my Mac's photo booth camera.
I grew up in Abingdon, just outside Oxford (England) and now live in Marin, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. I have a BA in English & American Literature from the University of Kent in Canterbury (England). Hubby and I have been married for 10 years and have 2 beautiful children.
My original step onto the blogging scene was BookCarousel, where I review exceptional children's picture books. Being the bookish type, I went to the library and took out all their books on "blogging". One book, Blog, referred me to the wonderful Cooking With Amy and I was immediately hooked on food blogs. When Sam of Becks & Posh made Albion Cooks Bay Area Blog of the Week #32, I felt like my 15 minutes of fame had arrived! And, geeky though I may be, I'm still really enthusiastic about Albion Cooks. I'm also a very enthusiastic reader of food blogs: I'm currently subscribed to 115 and I read them all!
Albion Cooks is the perfect creative outlet for me as it incorporates many of my favorite things: food, cooking, writing, researching, photography...and cookbooks, books on food, books on photographing food etc. That said, I do have a "mission" for the blog (yep...I'm really that geeky), which is to inspire others to enjoy healthful and fabulous-tasting vegetarian food with the emphasis on abundance rather than deprivation.
So enough about me! I hope you'll consider participating in the Behind the Apron round-up too!