Our 23rd “Follow them Friday” features HUMID FOODIE blogging in English.
When did you start blogging?
I started blogging about 15 years ago, but not about food. I blogged privately about my life, my terrible relationships, my mother. (There’s a reason for blogging privately, but that’s another blog post.) Then Hurricane Katrina came and I realized that all of those terrible things in life were not quite as terrible as I thought, at least not in the grand scheme of things. Then, law school happened and I was working 100/120 hours a week and my sanity was directly linked to food blogs and pictures of food, but specifically, to baking blogs. I was able to live vicariously through others as they spent their days doing what I wanted to do. Rather than study and work, I just wanted to fill my kitchen with yummy smells and to feed people. So, I made a compromise – when I was stressed, I baked. When I was reading, I baked. When I was studying, I baked. At night, when I worked, I baked. Then, I brought all those baked goods to school the next day. Believe me when I say that when I got out of the car once a week with bags full of baked goods, my classmates literally screamed like little children and ran to my car, desperate for a taste of home. I think they liked my brownies best. 😉
How did you decide on the name of your blog?
My blog used to go by NOLAfoodie, but because another person in New Orleans had the Twitter handle, I was also registered as HumidFoodie on Twitter. After the amazing talk by Alison from Cheeseweb at the first #BxlFF, and a handful of sleepless nights trying to decide how to handle my identity crisis (see what I did there?), I finally moved over to HumidFoodie officially on all fronts. Clearly, I am a foodie, so that part is easy, but the word Humid comes from the fact that New Orleans (NOLA, for locals) is an incredibly humid place, and you make your plans to go out based on how humid it is, not necessarily on how hot it is. So, it all came together – Humid. Foodie. HumidFoodie.
What was the title of your first ever blog post?
The name of my very first blog post ever? It was on LiveJournal, back in the day, so goodness knows I can’t remember. Our first post on HumidFoodie was “Food Lovers Unite!” and it was a testament to all of my inspirations, my father, my mother, my brother and my sister. But that post was a long time coming, so maybe in reality, it was my first ever real blog post.
Do you prefer eating in or eating out?
Yes! There’s no option, is there? YES! I love to eat. I love to cook. I love to wine. I love to dine. I love my friends and my family and taking time to spend time with them, no matter the setting. I love to feed people, and I think that if we wind up at a restaurant, great. If we’re at someone’s home, that’s great, too! I just love to eat and make memories.
What is your favourite dish to share?
I don’t like to share. Okay. Okay. What I really mean is chips and dip. Queso, preferably. Anything with cheese in it or on it. Cheese. Did I mention cheese?
What is your favourite comfort food?
My favorite comfort food is red beans and rice with cornbread, with a touch of pickle juice on top. My father always added pickle juice to the top of his beans, and the memory and tradition lives on. I wrote a blog post all about it, so I won’t go into why here.
How do you like your eggs in the morning?
This one is a no-brainer. I love my eggs scrambled – hard and dry. I don’t like squishy eggs and I don’t like runny eggs. I think it’s something about the texture. I don’t like gooey. I like my eggs firm and fully cooked, easy to eat and they are always the first thing eaten off my plate.
What are the three things you always have in your freezer?
Three things in my freezer at all times – ice, ice cream and frozen bananas.