Today is a big, big, big, big day (to quote from the great book I just finished: The Hunger Games). I started this blog, French Revolution, on April 13, 2008. I can’t take all the credit—it wasn’t my idea. I wanted to be a food writer. But that’s not exactly a job title with a clear path. Everyone needs a break, and it turns out in this day in age, you can give that break to yourself. My boyfriend, belovedly coined Mr. English on this site, commanded me to start a blog. I was hesitant: as the team behind this website knows, I am not technically gifted. So I bought Blogging for Dummies, and French Revolution was born.
Today, at nearly three years old, French Revolution is born again. It as all thanks to Rose Daniels, of Rose Daniels Design, the brilliant, patient, and visionary web designer whose work you see all over this site. With her worked the tolerant programmer Alex Bajoris, who explained the workings of websites to me with the generosity afforded to a toddler, and Rae Danneman, whose beautiful drawings, full of personality, illuminate every page of this site. They managed to take the little seed sprouting in my head, and grow it into the new French Revolution.
When French Revolution began, it gave me an accountable way to test a very specific kind of recipe—easy, renovated French-inspired food. And while that will always be at the heart of what I do, this new site is going to drop pretense and gimmicks, and just have fun with food. Let loose a little–something I should do more often. Here, you’ll find great restaurants, interviews with some pretty fantastic foodies, and recipes, of course. At the request of those nearest and dearest, I will be doing fast, simple after-work recipes that are healthy and easy. I will be posting videos of the basics. I will be cooking from French food magazines. I will be posting my pieces from The Huffington Post and Serious Eats. I will be having some fun, and I hope you will too!
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