We food bloggers rely heavily on sites such as Tastespotting and Foodgawker to drive traffic to our websites. For the most part, we are not professional chefs, food stylists, nor photographers. We're merely passionate about food. When the current subject of our passion is rejected, we take it personally. Sometimes to the point of tears. Why? Well maybe it's because we've stood out in the rain to garner the only available daylight to photograph our favorite muffin recipe. Or because we've had to shoo the dog away as we attempt to take a picture of a plate of cookies placed on a sunspot on the floor. Perhaps we've served dinner at 3:00 in the afternoon, simply because we know that's when the sunlight hits the dinner table perfectly. The point is, we try so hard to get the perfect photo of our passion, when the photo isn't even the point. The food is the point.
Enter TasteStopping. Finally a place to post our rejects. And I have to tell you, I've found some very good recipes that I wouldn't have otherwise found. Photo perfect, maybe not. But palate perfect, definitely. And isn't that what it's all about?
Thanks Casey, for giving our rejects another chance.