If I am ever going to be a real writer, I need to be writing. I have been inspired by countless books, articles, magazine features and films, but find that creative writing does not come quite as easily as I would have hoped. Knowing the subject of your writing is essential. I have learnt this by the amount of research that is necessary in order to write just one article. The most natural and fluid subject I can write about is my own life and in particular, a major passion of mine, cooking, and even more so food.
Over the last year I have proven to myself that it is possible to cook simple yet delicious food quickly and on a student budget, whilst studying a very intense, fast paced course and maintaining a part time waitressing job.
Along the way, I have seen and experienced some rather awful student kitchens (generally not my own) and have provided refuge for friends, serving dishes from creamy lemon risotto, to Moroccan vegetable tagine. In my blog I wish to share past and present student cooking experiences and recipes straight from the source, cutting out the middle man responsible for being handed patronising student cookery books the day you leave home, giving a “recipe” for beans on toast.
My hidden agenda in this is the chance to send my writing out in to the world, to become more conscious of my abilities as an aspiring journalist and improve along the way. Constructive feedback is always appreciated and questions about student life, cooking and learning to write for any reason will be answered.