Parents Need to Eat Too

News Flash

And I do mean news. Words to Eat By gets its first ink! Clement at a la Cuisine was kind enough to email me a scan of this article by Shawna Wagman, which appeared in today’s Globe and Mail. It’s Canadian, which means I’m officially better-known internationally than I am in my own country.

The article starts with Clement and his experience hosting Sugar High Friday, and then moves on to more general food blogging info. Since I’m pretty sure you won’t be able to read the scan, here’s the part about Words to Eat By (narcissistic, aren’t I?):

It’s no wonder that for some bloggers, the act of writing can become addictive, transforming every meal into an opportunity to entertain or impress.

“It has definitely permeated my life,” says Debbie Lastname, the Brooklyn-based scribe behind Words to Eat By. “In a weird way, it has become a second job.”

The former fiction writer started her food blog last October, about the same time as she returned to Weight Watchers as part of an ongoing battle against the scale. She hoped that the process of documenting what she ate would have a therapeutic effect. “I enjoy food tremendously, but I’m also a little afraid of it,” Debbie says. “I thought I’d learn more about myself—how I deal with food and what I think about food.”

After that, it pays homage to Clotilde at Chocolate & Zucchini, the mother of us all as far as I’m concerned (who’s coming to NYC next week, hooray!), and ends with a lovely couple of paragraphs about Jennifer, the Domestic Goddess. A sidebar lists five other food blogs. All in all, a very nice way to perk up a suddenly-rain-drenched Saturday.

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