Hello, I’m Eshé (pronounced Esh-ay) yes I know you were wondering how the hell do I pronounce that. That’s me with the camera in hand and I LOVE food. I don’t mean I really like it. I mean my whole world revolves around it.
My obsession started young. Thinking back to primary school, I can remember before agreeing to go round to a friend’s house, I’d find out what their parents were cooking for dinner and then what mine were, and weigh up which dinner would be better. At 12-years-old I was hosting dinner parties (instead of sleepovers), designing three-course dinners and hand making dinner invitations to give out in the playground.
Fast-forward 10 years or so and I’m a PR in a fast-paced agency and I seriously need an adventure and dare I say it, “to find myself”. On a whim, I book a flight to Thailand and decide to go travelling on my own. It turns out to be the best spur-of-the-moment decision I’ve ever made. I spend a month eating the freshest, fragrant street food and enroll on a Chiang Mai cookery course. I blog about the whole trip and have a realisation. There are three things I love: food, photography and travel. After a month, it’s time to go back to everyday life. But everything has changed. I have a thirst for knowledge that needs quenching and I’m hungry to explore new cuisines. So the blog is born.
What started as me writing about where I like to eat in Brighton has grown to be being invited to review restaurants, pop ups, cafes and food events. Being asked to give my opinion means the world to me, but I will always remain true to my readers, by giving an entirely honest opinion of where I’m dining and keeping the focus on the independent food retailers.
If something isn’t up to scratch I’ll always say but it’s given as constructive criticism, rather than criticism that edges towards rude. All my reviews are written with the thought that there are people behind these businesses that often put many hours and their heart into their work.
IN THE PRESS
As well as writing and shooting photos for my own food blog, I’ve written reviews, comments and food guides for a number of other publications including BuzzFeed, Delicious Magazine, Restaurants Brighton and the Brighton & Hove Independent.
I love to hear from readers so if you want to ask me a question please drop me an email or leave a comment on a post. Additionally, I’m happy to hear from brands and PRs in relation to new restaurant openings (particularly in Brighton or nearby), relevant brand collaborations, events, recipe testing/development and product reviews. Please do not send me press releases about ‘National Sandwich Day’ (and the like) though… that’s not my thing.
You can get in touch with me (Eshé) via: firstname.lastname@example.org