Sunday, January 11, 2015

What Is A Foodie?

For the last two weeks, I've had a few friends ask me why am I changing my lifestyle blog to a food based blog. My answer has been simple: "It's what I want to focus on. I want to learn about food preparation, food quality, and I want to learn how to cook quality meals. In no way do I want to become a chef. I just want to properly document my food experiences, learn about cuisine I would never try on my own, and meet people with similar interests."

My answer may sound a bit crazy but it's the truth. For years I have thought about what I wanted to focus on here at Tameekatime.com. I thought about focusing on beauty, makeup, photographs of New York City, and I even thought about making it graffiti based. None of these topics stuck out to me. They didn't excite me the way reading about a new Thai restaurant opening in Queens or reading an article teaching everyone how to incorporate avocados in every meal.

As I approach this change I start to think: "What is a foodie?" Am I A Foodie? Is there an official way to become a foodie? Aren't we all foodies? We all need food to survive....right?!

I personally think the term categorizes a certain type of person. Someone who appreciates details in food preparation and the anatomy of a good meal.  But that's just my definition.

Here's the Urban Dictionary's meaning of "Foodie":



And now here's Dictionary.com's definition of the term "Foodie":
















Now if the definitions above do not convince you that you may be a foodie, you can take the  BuzzFeed quiz: "How Obsessed With Food Are You?" Quiz  :)

http://www.buzzfeed.com/lukebailey/how-obsessed-with-food-are-you#.br0YA4O3y



Monday, January 5, 2015

New Year, New Blog Changes!



Tameeka Time at Molly's Cupcakes in the West Village


Happy New Year Blog Readers -

2014 was a crazy year filled with ups, downs, vacations, and everything in between. Instead of doing the traditional yearly recap you can visually view what my year was like through my Instagram account, I took on a personal yearly project where I posted 1 photo a day for 365 days. All photos can be seen here: http://Instagram.com/tameekatime

I must say the last few years have been wonderful and I've done my best at documenting my life's journey using the blog TameekaTime. I've always wanted to narrow what the focus of TameekaTime "the blog". And with serious contemplation, research, realization and help from close friends I've decided to transform TAMEEKA TIME - The Lifestyle Blog to TAMEEKA TIME - The Foodie Blog.

I will start my journey from lifestyle blogging to learning the in's and out's of becoming a food blogger. I will share reviews (good and bad), photos, my journey on learning to properly write about food, take tantalizing food photos, and network with other foodies. I live in the greatest food city in the world, why not celebrate it!

Don't fret lifestyle lovers, I will still throw in occasional lifestyle related posts because I've successfully started to chip away at my BUCKET-LIST and I'll write posts about completing items from that list.

So join me on this new journey and you won't be disappointed.

I'm shouting out to the masses: IT'S FOODIE TIME! by Tameeka Time.

If you have questions and/or suggestions you can email me here: tameekatime@gmail.com

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