16 May 2009

Today's forecast: strong wind warning...

It's fitting that as I write this, my creaky old house is shaking violently with each gust of wind. Metservice is warning me of severe northerly gales, and I feel a bit like the 3 little pigs ("I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house down!") So it seemed like just as good a day as ever to kick off GustyGourmet.

It feels a bit odd to be writing an introduction when absolutely NO ONE is reading this yet -- but hey, you gotta start somewhere. (In fact, I'm sure if you are reading this you probably are one of those people who gets curious when happening upon a blog and decides to go back to the very first post to see what it's all about... or is it just me who does that?)

This blog was dreamed up in various forms in the hearts and minds of myself (Millie) and Florence. Real plans started to form one rainy night whilst sitting in a tent on an island off the coast of Borneo - trying to distract ourselves from the fear (very real at the time) of being mauled to death by a giant wild boar - and we realised our common passion for food and secret dream of starting a food blog. Well, we lived to see morning, and several months later, GustyGourmet was born.

We're both super passionate about good food - both eating out and cooking - and hope this will eventually turn into a sort of guide to Wellington's food scene: what to eat and where to get it, cafe lifestyle and the search for the ultimate coffee, specialty food shops, wine and cocktails, the occasional recipe.

Great. Now that I've gotten that out of the way...

3 comments:

Joanna said...

I read all the way to the end because I'm so pleased to find a really good food blog from Welington, so thank you!

millie mirepoix said...

Thanks so much for reading! It's great to hear the positive feedback :)

Anonymous said...

I have done just that - read your blog from end to beginning and it is FANTASTIC! I lived in Wellington for 7 years before moving away but still make it down quite often so love to keep up to date with where to eat. I'm actually coming to Wellington this weekend so your blog has helped me to make some foodie decisions. Thanks!