When Jen came home one day and I said I had started a blog on Blogger called “Tom Eats Jen Cooks” I didn’t think it would turn into this.
All I really wanted to do was to get back the love of writing which I had lost by pouring out corporate bleurgh all day and to get Jen to record her recipes so I could steal them.
What it has become is something scary where I lust after new wide aperature camera lenses, attempt to rationalise buying a Leica for atmosphere shots and have to schedule extra exercise sessions to try and shift those extra dishes I “have to try” (for the blog). It has also meant I am now second in line on any meal Jen cooks behind the tripod and “plating”.
However, with the new moon of the Mid Autumn festival here in Hong Kong I thought it was time to make the blog look pretty and reflect our (expensive) obsession of photography. And to also say thanks to all those who have helped as I have kept blogging (rather surprisingly) not because of the food but because of the people.
So a quick thanks to:
Leluu & Fernandez to introducing me to supper clubs and stealing Jen away from me on Sunday mornings to cook at Columbia Road market.
Grubworm for showing me new places to drink ale and making me Japan jealous.
Young and Foodish for going on a brewed coffee date with me.
LondonEater for answering my stupid questions about camera.
The Hackney Pearl for stealing Jen away again to make her do pizza nights and force me to actually pay for her food.
Mr Noodles for actually knowing something about Chinese food and giving me a primer before I came to Hong Kong.
Hollowlegs for having given me the easy in to Hong Kong by having done it all a month before.
And a hello and thanks to being so nice to everyone from the Hong Kong blogging community – Jason, Mochachocalata, Supercharz (well temporarily), Razlan, Gastronomous Anonymous, E-ting, Dim Sum Diva, @littlefatchick, Geoffrey Wu and those I haven’t yet met personally.
So that’s that. This is all a work in progress so some pages as transferred look a bit rough and ready. Back to the eating and I think a Hong Kong tweet-up is in order.
PS a massive no thanks to the Bank of China for turning off their lights after we had slepped to the dark side (Kowloon). So here is a recreation of its lighting scheme /<><>