Wednesday, December 23, 2015

You're a Mean One, Mr. Jench

Not to ruin your Christmas, but I have something a little grinchy to say. I need to say it and then I'll be done. 

  But the thing I need to talk about is food blogs.

Food Blogs. Food blogs.  I once expressed my frustrations to a friend who loves food blogs, desperately trying to understand.  It's one of those things that i do take the time to carefully consider. It's new, it's unfamiliar. It's not something i immediately latch on to, so let's examine why.  Do some experiments. Give it time.  And I have.  And here's my conclusion:

I HATE THEM. I HATE FOOD BLOGS. HAAAAAATE. GRRRRR.  I am certain I am the only one who feels this way and I don't care. I'm saying it anyway.  They are the worrrrst. When I go online and look for a new recipe of whatever the hey, what I really want is to endlessly scroll through 5,000 pictures of the final product taken from different angles, a severe close-up of your perfectly cracked egg and beautifully spilt cinnamon and your random rambling thoughts that may or may not have to do with the epic journey of how your recipe got you to where you are today and all of the memories it stirs up.  

The feelings on this subject, my festering hate feelings, they build...and build.. and build with each scroll of the mouse wheel as I attempt to slog through the blabber to find the ACTUAL RECIPE, and then I'm all a-rage. As if cooking didn't give me those feelings anyway. I'm this close to flying off the kitchen handle which is not a state i want to be in when i'm attempting to make something.  I'm liable to boil two cups of salt or drop the egg shells into the mixer, and THEN WHAT.

1 comment:

Alanna said...

I have really mixed feelings about food blogs. I follow a bunch of them because I'm weird, but it's kind of a love-hate relationship. I used to love Picky Palate, until she started doing all these sponsored blogs (gag) and I noticed that she a) always leaves out the word "I" in sentences and b) always tilts her head to the same angle for EVERY SINGLE PICTURE. And all her sponsored travel blogs were pretty hard to take, after a while. Please-- show me a picture of every amazing food you got to eat while Campbell's Soup footed the bill! What fun for me! I kind of hate her now.

I like Our Best Bites (and feel like they keep things real), but the pictures do take FOREVER to load and scroll through.

Budget Bytes is okay. All her pictures are at the end, so they don't annoy me. She's pretty down to business.

And I like Mel's Kitchen Cafe, although she does get a little wordy at times singing the praises of every recipe she posts. But I won her giveaway recently (a fire pit!!!!) so now I'm going to love her for the rest of my life.

Food blogs. So weird!