Featured ATX Food Blog: Sweet Tidbits
We’re always blown away by the creative way folks in this town write about food. Mary, from Sweet Tidbits, is one of those people. Not only does she give us unique and delicious recipes, she interviews fascinating folks in Austin and takes beautiful photos of all of the above.
Her blog is definitely something worth checking out. Take a minute to get to know Mary and then head on over to Sweet Tidbits!
How did you discover your love of food and writing?
As a kid, I moved around a lot so I found myself alone at times. I used writing as an outlet to write poems, songs and just get my thoughts out on paper. Cooking was a big deal in my life, so I put the two together and started Sweet Tidbits
Has blogging changed the way you view food and cooking? If so, how?
It’s helped me break down the cooking process in my head. On my blog, I try to showcase the entire process from beginning to end. I cut and put all the ingredients out on the cutting board, I wash my hands and take pictures. I consider the lighting, angles and colors. There’s a lot that goes into preparing a meal in the kitchen nowadays including food styling. It’s a whole production for me. I ask myself “Is this picture going to make any readers want to eat this?”
What is your favorite ingredient to use in the kitchen?
Do I just have to pick one? Okay, lemons. I love lemons. I squeeze them on my fish, I make lemonade with them, and I use them in almost all my salads.
What is your best memory in the kitchen?
When I first cooked chicken. I washed it, put salt, pepper, butter and sour cream on it, stuffed a bunch of garlic all over and put an onion in the middle. It came out so good! Ever since then, I haven’t been able to marinate it any other way.
What is the best thing about your kitchen?
My island! I keep it clean and organized so when I’m ready to cook I can lay al my stuff out and start. It’s my little organized space away from the rest of the kitchen.
What is your favorite meal to prepare?
Are you really going to make me choose?! I would have to say anything with pasta. I have a pasta bake that I make that everyone is always satisfied with. It’s not on the blog yet, but you’ll have to check back later to get the recipe!
What does your dream kitchen look like?
I think a great meal could be made anywhere and you don’t need a dream kitchen to cook and share the love but my preference would be open, organized and lots of natural light.
Favorite recipe to date?
What three recipes would you share with our readers?