Nuffnang’s featured blogger for the month of May!
Richie Zamora of thepickiesteater.net
1. Who are you and what is your blog about?
I’m Richie Zamora, just your average guy that enjoys eating with a passion, and has an unhealthy love affair with bacon. I work as a consultant for the digital division of an advertising agency, and my claim to fame is my being a notoriously picky eater, and being the father of the most adorable little girl in the world (No offense, other little girls of the world). My wife Rina, is a self taught photographer who loves taking picture of her food, while I enjoying telling stories and eating.. So you can say it was a match made in a high cholesterol heaven.
2. What can we expect from your blog?
I would like to think that my food blog would make you salivate to the point that you need a mop every time you log on to my site. But more than that, I hope that the more personal tone of my writing, and the injection of humor into the mix will make you feel that you were actually with me on one of my numerous food trip.
3. When and how did you start blogging?
Even before my wife Rina and I were married, food was a huge part of our relationship. Dining out was one of the things that helped bring us together. Ironically, Rina’s insistence of taking pictures of our food before biting into it would be a point of conflict between us, namely because I would accidentally bite into our food before she could finishing taking a picture of it (whoops?).
“The Pickiest Eater in The World” officially began in 2010, after I watched one episode of the TV show, “Man V. Food”. That show made me realize that food trips, when presented in a fun, creative way, can make for great entertainment!
4. What separates your blog from other blogs?
My main goal was to stray away from being a stiff food directory blog, as well as trying to come off too much like a food critic. I’m known for my sense of humor, so I felt I could capitalize on that, creating a blog that will not only make you hungry, but rolling in laughter as well.
I share a lot of what’s going on in my life as well, so I like to believe that my blog offers a bit more personal touch than the others.
5. What is the best thing about being a blogger?
The best thing is definitely the people I’ve met. I’ve made some lifelong friendships through this blog, I’ve found my own food loving “family”, I am grateful that our love of food brought us together.
Another great thing about being a blogger is how it helped give me a little more confidence in myself. Having a complete stranger write to you from out of nowhere to let you know that your work (eating and writing can be hard work too ya know) is enjoyed really warms my heart.
Another thing is being in a position to help smaller businesses is an amazing feeling. Being able to help spread the word about small restaurants and home based businesses that don’t have the financial capacity to advertise but deserve the public’s attention is incredibly fulfilling.
And finally, when someone tells me how beautiful my daughter is after seeing her on my blog? That’s the best feeling in the world.