I’m back: site redesign and career aspirations

chocolate-meringues

Hello everyone!

It’s been a few months since I last posted, but with a better class/work schedule, my new goal is to clean up this website, cook more and dedicate more to time to this blog.

For those of you that are new to The Glutton Diaries, I first started the website as a college junior fresh from returning from abroad. I came back from Paris with a goal to launch a food journalism career, however I was not sure how to go about it. Since then, my will has only solidified and with it, so has my culinary taste and design style.

With that being said, I plan to return to The Glutton Diaries with an eagerness to continue defining what it is I like to cook and photograph. I am excited for you, my handful of readers sprinkled around the world, to join me for the ride.

This page first started out as a “dabbling” into food writing and photography, and in the last few months I have definitely refined my work. In turn, I plan to clean up some of my older posts to only feature shots of my final products because I do not find the “in-the-process” photos useful. In their replacement, I will dedicate more time to my food styling so that I can play with my technique. After all, this is a makeshift portfolio/diary for me.

So I will end this secondary introduction with a quick recap of the months I neglected to post to The Glutton Diaries. Perhaps it would be best if you knew who I really was? My name is Audrey Perkins, I am almost done with my final year at Indiana University, I practically live at my job as an editor at the Indiana Daily Student and I am likely the biggest food-geek you will ever meet.

It’s nice to meet you guys. Now, for the fun part. What have I been up to the last few months in terms of food?

Since photos are worth a thousand words, here is a sampling of photos of work I have done privately and work I have done at my other jobs. Bon Appétit! (Recipes to come.)

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rose-tea-jelly

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blueberry-braised-beef

This recipe originally came from a post I made at thelala.com, a lifestyle blog I edit for. Check this recipe out here.

chocolate-cheesecake

This photo and styling is mine, however the recipe is from my friend and coworker Allison Wagner from the Indiana Daily Student. Check it out here.

Greetings from the author

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Hello everyone, it’s nice to meet you. This will be a brief intro message just so you can get to know me.

Starting soon, I will be using this website as a means to experiment with three of my biggest hobbies: cooking, writing and photography. Oh, and eating. Most importantly eating. So let’s make it four of my biggest hobbies.

I decided to start this blog as a means to get my foot in the door in the world of food writing, and to play with my own personal culinary senses. Comment and communicate with me, I want to hear from you guys! If you have any foodie suggestions, let me know. I will gladly see where they take me and this website.

As for the story behind my blog’s name, I will share it with you later. After all, I kind of have to leave you guys hanging a little bit right?

*The above photos are examples of past work from another blog I work for. You guys can expect links later.