The Gleeful Gourmand: Welcome!

Monday, October 25, 2010


Welcome to The Gleeful Gourmand! My name is Jenna and as my profile shows, I'm a lover of food and drink, a writer, and a stay-at-home Mom to one toddler. After much consideration and thought, I decided to start this blog after the roommate of one of my dear friends planted the idea. I'll set the stage for you: Four women, out for a fun night in Charleston, South Carolina. The restaurant: McCrady's, headed by Sean Brock, winner of the James Beard 2010 Best Chef Southeast award. The wine is flowing, and we are all just having the time of our lives, even though we're technically sitting in the bar. The food is so sumptuous that my friend, who was previously a vegetarian, throws her lifestyle promptly out the window and orders the Gallantine of Chicken (I was having the Beef Tenderloin). We're talking about food and writing, and that's when my friend's roommate tells me that what I should be doing is writing a blog about food.

At first I balked at the idea. I'm not an expert on food. I like food. I enjoy cooking and baking, and I love to read about food. But do I really know enough about food to start a blog? My friends all agreed - yes. I should give it a go, if for nothing else than to actually be writing and to do something creative and fun. And so, here I am, giving it a go. So, what's this blog all about, really? Well, besides just food, it's hopefully going to be about food and our emotional connection to it. I'll be writing a lot about my food experiences, but I'll also be talking about literature and life, and how it all ties together. There may be the occasional recipe as well, and maybe some restaurant reviews.

I hope you all enjoy it. Please bear with me as I figure out all the new blogger stuff. I'm trying to make the design more fun and approachable, but it's going to take some time. Thank you so much for stopping by and reading!


Unknown said...

What a super idea! I think you are just the person to write this blog. I look forward with anticipation for your posts, as I am sure you will inspire me to eat and eat and eat ... and maybe even cook. :-) And what a crazy friend - giving up on vegetarianism just to eat the most delicious of chicken dishes. I would like to meet said friend one day...

Kirsten Oliphant said...

I'm glad you're here! (Here being the blogosphere, that is.) Welcome and can't wait to read your blog!!

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