I’ve always been one of those cheesy sentimental types, proven by my overflowing drawers of old birthday cards, letters and presents which I’ll probably never use. I’ve never liked to throw things away as I love these physical pieces of memory that help me dive back into the past. This is visually helped by my love for photos – especially those containing food, which you’ll no doubt see many of.
So, why this blog? Well it’s the New Year, and resolutions are always made and at least given a go. This year, my resolution, aside from the ‘drink less, eat no junk food and do more exercise’ is pretty spectacular – “start your business”. As I’d be writing a diary anyway, many of my friends and family have suggested keeping a blog instead, so people can join me in this exciting yet absolutely terrifying journey. So, I’m inviting you to join me on my journey, to open my own pizzeria. It’ll contain some pretty crazy thoughts, driven from my over-active imagination and seemingly verbal (now written) diarrhoea. So, bear with me – it could be quite an energetic ride.
This journey will follow me in my search for the perfect pizza, offering reviews from various restaurants, cafes, take-aways and eateries, all accompanied by those mandatory photos and hopefully a fellow traveller (no-one likes to eat alone) who will be definitely be interviewed for their opinion too! Be warned though, I’m honest – I don’t hold back and when it comes to the world of food, I’m pretty critical! I’m not professing to be a food critic, but I do consider myself a foodie and if you want perfection, you’ve got to be fussy, right?! I’ll also be doing a shed-load of baking, predominantly pizzas and a combination of toppings as I had the realisation over Christmas that I’ve never made a pizza before… Well, with the exception of those pre-mixed bags you can find in Tesco. I’ll be cooking like crazy, following various chefs recipes and ingredient suggestions in a hope to find the perfect recipe. There’ll no doubt be other recipes thrown in too, as I’m wary of all of us getting pizza-d out!
Finally, you’ll get to follow me in perhaps the most exciting part of my journey! My journey around Italy, where I’m hoping to learn the language of love and how to make the world’s best pizza. If nothing else, it’ll be a learning curve, with hopefully a few pretty (but most likely pesky) Italians and a LOT of yummy pizza!
I really hope you enjoy,