My name is Katie, and I live in Bristol. I left university with little idea of what to do with my life (other than that I didn’t want to go down the default English graduate route and become a teacher). So I started a food blog. This blog is a record of my exploration of and experiments with my two passions: food and photography. The name ‘A Fanatical Foodie’ popped into my head one night, when I was lying awake at 2am agonising over the decision of whether to put fresh or sun-dried tomatoes in a pasta dish. There has been many a night’s sleep disrupted by such thoughts. So the word ‘fanatical’ just about covers it.
I have been doing this blog for over a year now. It has helped me immensely in finding a direction in my career, leading to internships with food magazines and food festivals. I now work as the marketing manager for Cafe Grounded, a group of cafes in Bristol. This involves, among other things, food photography, and I’m amazed everyday that I get paid to do it.
Most of the recipes on here are my own creation, but some are inspired by/adapted from my favourite cookbooks, and this will be noted.