Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Food Bloggers (Unplugged) - for fun!


Something a bit different, not a recipe, a review, a cake, or a book...but instead more about other food bloggers and a game of tag. I know its Christmas pre-baking prepping season and we've not time to dust a rolling pin, but what the heck, lets have a bit of fun!

I'm tagging 5 other bloggers to answer the questions below about themselves on their blog...the idea is simply to learn more about the people behind some of the fantastic food inspired blogs that we are all drawn to. 
I'll tag 5 people they can tag a further 5 others on blogs that interest them, and so it goes on...
I may even do a round up of some of the best answers...

Here are the questions...

1. What, or who inspired you to start a blog?
2. Who is your foodie inspiration?
3. Your greasiest, batter - splattered food/drink book is?
4. Tell us all about the best thing you have ever eaten in another country, where was it, what was it?
5. Another food bloggers table you'd like to eat at is?
6. What is the one kitchen gadget you would ask Santa for this year (money no object of course)?
7. Who taught you how to cook?
8. I'm coming to you for dinner what's your signature dish?
9. What is your guilty food pleasure? 
10. Reveal something about yourself that others would be surprised to learn?

Finally...tag 5 other food bloggers with these questions...like a hot baked potato...pass it on!

Use this home made expensive Food Bloggers Unplugged  logo (below) on your blog and link up with the hashtag #foodbloggersunplugged on Twitter.
HERE ARE MY ANSWERS... 

1. What, or who inspired you to start a blog?
Vanessa Kimbell did! I offered to test one of her recipes for Prepped, I didn't have a blog so guest posted it on hers; then set up my own from scratch, and the rest is history. Thank you Vanessa!
2. Who is your foodie inspiration?
So tough to answer this one...but the honest answer is...other food bloggers, they have so much knowledge/skill and imagination, it blows me away!
3. Your greasiest, batter - splattered food/drink book is?
How to be a Domestic Goddess - Nigella Lawson - Amber (dog) ate my first copy, so I bought another from e-bay second hand but like new, or it was!
4. Tell us all about the best thing you have ever eaten in another country, where was it, what was it?
In France in Bayeux (as in Bayeux Tapestry) a pizza, have never forgotten that pizza (and its not my favourite type of food either!).
5. Another food bloggers table you'd like to eat at is?
 Silvana de Soissons (from The Foodie Bugle)
6. What is the one kitchen gadget you would ask Santa for this year (money no object of course)?
 An ice cream maker please.
7. Who taught you how to cook?
My mum, but I don't know how! :-))
8. I'm coming to you for dinner what's your signature dish?
Gammon (Ham) cooked in coca cola.
9. What is your guilty food pleasure? 
Fish Finger butty sandwich on white fresh crusty bread with butter and ketchup.
10. Reveal something about yourself that others would be surprised to learn?
I have seen The Beatles for real (all 4 of them).

The people I have chosen to start this off are a mixture of really lovely well known food bloggers and those equally lovely and more local to Lancashire. 

Here they are...will they accept my challenge to be 'unplugged'? (more importantly...will they have time to answer?!!)
Choclette @ Chocolate Log Blog
Claire @ Good Egg Foodie
Linzi @ Lancashire Food

If you have been tagged link up your entry below...
YOU MUST HAVE BEEN TAGGED TO TAKE PART...

31 comments:

  1. Cool, I'll be right on it on Saturday. Only thing is that you didn't answer your own questions!!

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  2. I know Dom (was wondering how long it would take someone to notice...LOL) I will though, just for you!

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  3. Great challenge.....as soon as I am back in France, I will be on to it......xxx

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  4. I'll post this weekend Sue, great fun. Amazing you have seen the Beatles ( the real ones ) Wow :-)

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  5. Can't wait to see the results and glad to see people taking part...am showing my age by admitting to the Beatles thing!

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  6. Hi Susan,
    I am delighted to say I have been tagged by Choclette! This is such a brilliant idea and I really look forward to participating myself. You are so right, it's a pleasure to hear a bit more about the lives of fellow bloggers......a lovely bunch!!

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  7. Hi, this is Suelle from Mainly Baking http://mainlybaking.blogspot.com/
    I was tagged by Kate@What Kate Baked.

    Lovely idea!

    Sorry about the anonymous comment - I'm having trouble with some blogger comment boxes, and this is one of them!

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  8. Every time I look at this post, it gets longer. You've really started something, I've already seen quite a few unplugged posts. Our mothers feature rather highly as teachers! Hadn't realised you were so new to blogging - that Vanessa Kimbell has a lot to answer for ;-) Lovely idea Susan and thank you for including me.

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  9. Thanks for your comments sincerely, everyone of you, and I'm glad to see so many food bloggers taking part...
    I am really enjoying reading what everyone is revealing about themselves...
    VERY interesting bunch we are...and so multi talented! x

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  10. This is an absolutely brilliant idea Sue! I've really, really enjoyed getting to know the bloggers behind my favourite blogs, and its been a lot of fun coming up with my own answers!

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  11. Hi There Sue,
    I have just linked up, thank you!
    What an inspired idea. It is so good to hear a little bit more about the wonderfully friendly food bloggers out there.
    I have really enjoyed taking part :-} xx

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  12. Hi Susan !
    Thank you for this idea. It was very fun to take part in it. And thanks to Julia from "Eat healthy but tasty" for tagging me!

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  13. Fish finger butties!!!!!! nom nom.

    My Dad knew the Beatles - he's a bit older and also used to be in a band in his teens. The lads in my Dad's band used to give them tips (being older and all, lol) - Not sure they could give any now!!!!

    My Mum used to live next to Freddie Star (real name Freddie Fowler) on Brookwood Road, Huyton - he was funny then too!

    Ah, see, I'm unplugging my parents now - posted mine hope y'all like it!

    Love yours :o

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  14. It's such a brilliant idea, I've been having lots of fun reading all about the bloggers I often visit. It's really nice reading more about you. I can't remember the last time I had fish fingers!

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  15. Thank you so much for inviting me to take part!

    It has been great fun filling in the questionnaire - I do hope my lack of culinary skills don't mean that I am disqualified!

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  16. Hi Sue, I was tagged by Baking Addict. I've had a great sunday afternoon taking part and reading everybody's answers!

    Just realised I didn't enter myself properly in your tag box. It should be Jo @whatdoyoumakeofmycake Sorry!

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  17. Hello everyone from an (only, really) weeks-old lurker! I was tagged by Pear Tree Log - my sister! - because I love food, love food, cook, eat and - occasionally - write about food on the blog and elsewhere. Pragmatic bloke food... I will understand absolutely if you boot me out but hope you won't mind if I keep on lurking on all of your blogs - you make me hungry!

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  18. Great concept :) Thanks for starting it up!

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  19. Such a good idea,thank you for starting it.
    Thank you to Jo too for including me! :)

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  20. Great idea, thanks so much for kicking it off! Lovely to get to know other food bloggers and share more stuff about myself, too! Thanks to Jo and the Hungry Hinny for tagging me :)

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  21. Just posted my contribution to this - had lots of fun answering the questions although thinking of my favourite ever restaurant meal was HARD! :-)

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  22. Snap - I want an ice cream maker too! Let's hope Santa has been reading our answers!

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  23. Gosh some of those questions were hard - favourite meal in another country! Great questions though and I'm loving everyone else's answers.

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  24. I had a lot of fun completing the questions for my contribution - well done for thinking of it! Really enjoying reading everyone else's stories. :)

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  25. Hi Sue

    Can't link for some reason even with ' in the widget. Lovely idea and look forward to read more posts

    Sadia
    www.bakingelements.com

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  26. Really pleased to be taking part thanks to Amy - great to get to know you all!

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  27. What a lovely way to learn more about the foodie behind the blog! Had fun answering the questions!

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Susan x