About Me

I’m originally from the UK but lived in Australia before moving with my with husband (Ed) and cat (Fish-Pie) to the Los Angeles community of Bel Air, which is where I was when I started this blog, and goes at least some way towards explaining my choice of title. At the present time I’m living in the UK city of Sheffield, in glorious South Yorkshire.

I have a passion for food, and find that it’s a great way to get to know a town, city, region or country – something that I find myself having to do on a fairly regular basis. If you’re looking for stores, markets and ingredients, interesting and pleasurable places to eat, then you have to physically explore. Looking at eating habits, recipes and the specifics of a particular cuisine can reveal much about a society and culture. In addition, sharing food is – for me – one of the great joys in life, and an excellent way to make friends.

Food is important to me in other ways too. I believe in the thoughtful production and preparation of real food, in reputable farming and in respect for the animals that we eat. Good nourishment is also crucial to my understanding of food, and must be an integral part of our eating practices as a lifestyle choice.  In this regard, I draw on my academic background in nutrition and human culture (MMedSci, PhD) as I document my food adventures in Southern California, the U.S., and beyond.

Thanks for taking a look and I hope you enjoy what you find here.


54 Responses to About Me

  1. Sophie James says:

    Lovely blog – glad you’re in LA too. Always nice to know of English transplants 🙂

  2. Sophie33 says:

    You have a lovely blog here! I loved your title too! I loved watching that fab tv-serie with Will Smith too! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my blog! x Greetinsg from a foodie from Belgium!

    • Georgina says:

      Thank you Sophie. I enjoyed watching the series as a student, and thought that the title was a bit of fun! I’m enjoying your blog too, and am sure that I’ll be making many more visits!

  3. Traci says:

    There must be a great story behind the name of that cat … 🙂

  4. Congratulations! You have been awarded: The Versatile Blogger Award
    I do not expect any action to be taken, or for you to generate a post, unless you wish to pass on the award nominations. Your blog has been awarded at:
    Enjoy the Award! 😀 Fae.

  5. Iain says:

    Hi Georgina, thanks for taking the time to read my post on my love of pastry. I enjoyed reading your blog, looking forward to reading more…

  6. Herman says:

    Hi Georgina! Thank you for following HoB. Much appreciated! I’ll be hanging around here…
    Bowie says “Meow!”

    • Georgina says:

      You’re welcome! Bowie has such a wonderfully expressive face, and your commentaries are always so entertaining. Fish-Pie (my feline friend) also says “Meow”!!

  7. gotasté says:

    Thank you for liking my blog so that I can discover your wonderful creations over here. I love the overall green shade of your theme..

  8. Liz says:

    When I see this it just reminds of Will Smith’s Fresh Prince of Bel Air, but this here is “the Princess”, so of course it’s different. I used to love watching it. Thank you so much for stopping by and liking my buttermilk scones. I have a passion for food too.

    • Georgina says:

      You’re welcome – your scones look really interesting.
      I know it’s silly, but I couldn’t resist this name for my blog!

      • Liz says:

        I don’t think it’s silly I think it’s humorous and fresh and nice. Plus it’s a unique name so nobody will ever forget your blog. I chose a very common name, (a million hits when you google) but I like it because it helps me explain what I am doing. Nobody ever asks me why am blogging once the see the name. A name is what you make it. Just focus on “making the name”. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend,

  9. Iain says:

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I loved your recipe for baked plums, I’ll be giving that a go when the plums are back in season.

  10. Lilly Sue says:

    Georgina! I have nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award 🙂 Check it out here- http://lillysuesbitesandbrews.com/2013/05/10/tribute-to-my-mom-pear-cocktail/ Congrats!

  11. Tandy says:

    Nice to meet you, and thanks for visiting my blog 🙂

    • Georgina says:

      And you! It was a real pleasure visiting your blog – and with such beautiful images / photographs as well as recipes, I think I’m going to be there a lot!

  12. Thanks for checking out my blog and my recent Banana Crumb Muffins! I hope you get a chance to stop by again soon and try out a recipe for yourself too. I look forward to following your posts in the future.


  13. Tinochka says:

    Hi, I just wanted you to know I nominated you for the Liebster Award! Check it out! http://cmingalls.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/liebster-award/

  14. ciao! luvFAB blog.

  15. Thank you for taking the time and visiting my blog! Love the title of yours!

  16. Tinochka says:

    Hi there, thanks for stopping by my blog! I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a couple of awards. Check it out here http://cmingalls.wordpress.com/2013/08/19/versatile-blogger-and-word-press-family-awards/

  17. Hey there! Just discovered your blog and I love it! Great title too (I recently watched a rerun of “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air”). Have a beautiful weekend! Celeste 🙂

    • Georgina says:

      Thank you – that’s really lovely to hear (and I’m glad that you like the title too!). I hope that you continue to find something of interest here, and I’m looking forward to exploring your fascinating blog too.

  18. We’ve been on a somewhat similar trajectory – Yorkshire, USA, Australia. I live in Kingston, Ontario – where I think I’m staying put! Though I still feel like I’ll never fully shed my Yorkshire roots. 😉

    • Georgina says:

      It makes for an interesting journey, doesn’t it. I don’t think I’ve reached my final destination yet, but I do think that it will be somewhere in the UK. In the meantime it’s great to explore, and I’m really enjoying South Yorkshire. Thank you for visiting my blog, and do let me know of any local / regional foods that you think I should try.

  19. Liz says:

    fantastic name for your blog 🙂

  20. Dear Georgina, I love you recipes. And I hope you don’t mind me being so bold, but I’ve passed on the WordPress Family Award to you! 🙂 You can check it out here: http://sugarfreesweetheart.com/2013/12/19/passing-on-awards/

    • Oi! Too much typing today. I meant I love “your” recipes! 😛

    • Georgina says:

      Thank you so much Priya, it really is very much appreciated. I’m afraid that I’ve been really poor at formally accepting the awards that people have passed on to me in 2013, and hope (perhaps optimistically) that I’ll have more time to respond appropriately in 2014. In the meantime, please do know that I’m very pleased to receive your award. Georgina

  21. polianthus says:

    HI Georgina just found your blog by way of Fae’s link to luscious looking carrot cupcakes – look forward to reading more Polianthus

  22. Liz Beedham says:

    I came across your blog when searching for a chocolate and ginger cake recipe and am so pleased i did! What a great collection of recipes, all delightfully introduced and a lovely mix of indulgent, healthy and often both! I am hooked Georgina.

    • Georgina says:

      Thank you for coming to visit, and for your genuinely lovely comment. I hope that you continue to be ‘hooked’, and enjoy my future posts as well.

  23. Lori says:

    Love the name of your blog….caught my attention! 🙂 Going to enjoy looking around your blog!

  24. Stephen says:

    It have turned cold and wet outside. However This lovely soup has made good use of a lonely looking marrow was easy to make and makes me feel warm inside. Thanks for this Stephen

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