Where can you find tasty recipes, clean stylish food pics, Moses the dog, the phrase, “voom voom shebang,” a generous weekly roundup of other food bloggers and a Beyonce’ video? At Wit & Vinegar, of course. W&V is officially my favorite food blog right now and not just because the author, Billy, says things like, “MTV True Life” when he wants to be serious and makes Real Housewives references while he ‘s describing his latest foodie find.
Wit & Vinegar is Tina Fey meets Bobby Flay! My only question is, when will the Food Network knock on Billy’s door and offer him a cooking show? I can see him in the kitchen with Moses at his feet while he whips up a new froyo recipe and comments on the playlist he’s prepared for the episode that blares from the iHome behind him while a disco ball turns overhead. YES! I would totally watch that.
More about Billy and why he created his eclectic blog:
Why did you start your food blog? Honestly, it was something to do while I didn’t have a job. I loved food, and the photography aspect. I had a bunch of free time when I wasn’t working on school work and it was either start a food blog or watch Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Food Network all day. Now I do it because it’s a creative outlet/way to stay connected with insanely awesome people.
How would you describe your approach to eating/health? EVERYTHING IN MODERATION. I used to be that person that would always try and replace the butter or oil in a baked recipe and buy super low fat ice cream. Uh, that stuff is gross. It makes more sense to really enjoy the food you’re eating instead of sitting in the corner all sad. Also I love a giant salad that I can just slam my face into.
Have you always had an interest in healthy food or did it come later in life? It’s definitely come later in my 23 years of life. I was almost obese in high school and the summer after my senior year it all changed. I still don’t eat 110% healthy but I try and cut out a lot of the junk/processed foods. It’s a balancing act. I should be in a circus.
What is your favorite (or a few of your favorites) food/ingredient to use in the kitchen? I almost always have an avocado on hand, along with cilantro. Also I love the power of canned tomatoes.
Has blogging changed the way you view food and cooking? If so, how? Yes in the way that I sometimes have to make food just for the blog, real talk, and in the way that I’m now connected to all these other blogs that have amazing food.
Favorite recipe to date? My blackberry pie bars. They’re totally not healthy, but they’re really good, and one of the most popular posts on the site. They’re Julie Andrews approved, not for real, and they’ll totally make you popular at a BBQ.
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Billy is featured in our series of spotlights on healthy food bloggers. Be sure to check back next Sunday to meet another healthy blogger in our midst.
August 25th, 2013