1. What is the name of your blog? Boston Guru- Food and Dating for the Boston Man
2. Could you describe your blog in one sentence? It’s a place to get some advice on old-fashioned values, creative food, and above-average places to eat.
3. How did you get into food blogging? I met a college-age guy and we became pretty close friends. I realized that he was really off the mark in so many food-related ways. I started to dole out advice on where to eat and would have him try some things that I prepared. Then I started to teach him to cook and one day he asked if he could bring a friend over; before I knew it I had college seniors in my house getting cooking lessons. It was a pretty clear sign that our culture is pretty far-gone when it comes to food and, I believe, relationships as well. That, coupled with friends, and family always asking me where to go, was where it started. It just didn’t exist yet in blog form. Then came the Boston Guru.
4. What’s the toughest part of writing about food? This is an easy one. The toughest thing about food blogging is putting up quality content. There are really two types of food blogs: One is, “I went to the Average Grill; X was great, Y was poor, and the Z was average.” Who needs that? The other type is the blog that tells about all the trendy spots that have great food, but everyone’s already going there so who’s it helping? As a result, I make a point to always comment on or link to bloggers who produce quality, original content. It’s not easy.
5. What’s been your favorite food moment? Every time I prepare something that people love, and I get that reaction that I can tell I’ve made them happy. The same goes for when I take them to a restaurant and their faces lights up. Food can do that.
6. Do you have a top restaurant? If so, what’s the name and is there an item you generally order? Moby Dicks of Boston, hands down. Meal hard to pick but Adas Polo.
7. What’s one city you’d travel to just for the food? Anywhere in the Mediterranean. I love their style of eating multiple courses, aperitifs, digestifs, local, healthy. Just came back from Naples and the seafood was spectacular. There’s just something special when the food you eat is based off of the region. Oh, and the drinks too, vino anyone?
8. Is there a food you absolutely despise? Processed. Yeah, I know I sound like a tree-hugger/hippie, which I’m definitely not, but so much of the prepackaged prepared stuff is such garbage.
9. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever eaten? Dog. Just kidding. I could never eat any of Little G’s (my dog) relatives, no matter how distant.
10. Are you more likely to stick with what you know, or do you try something new each time? That really depends on the restaurant. Some places exist solely because of one dish that they do really well. If a place has a genius chef, though, I want to try something different every night.
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