Hi, let me introduce myself – I’m Ariane Brumwell, the eccentric egg behind this food site.
The first thing I feel a need to say is that I’m a news reporter based in Bryncethin (a village near Bridgend) in the beautiful south Wales in the UK.
I have been a journalist for about three years, before that I studied Journalism Studies at the University of Sheffield.
So you’re probably wondering why I’ve started what is essentially a food site. Well, to put it simply:
- I love food and cooking (there’s a reason I haven’t got the dream waistline)
- Considering I’m a writer at heart, this seemed like the best way to bring it further forward into the forefront of my life
- I’ve been pushed by loved ones to share some of my recipes, such as my brownies and cookies
- When I have the money, I also enjoy eating out and trying new places to eat
- A distant pipe dream would be to write about food professionally
I also love music – particularly alternative music like punk, rock, and metal – and I play guitar and sing(ish). I have too many favourite bands and musicians to share, but I particularly love Alice Cooper – his persona and music.
I’m a Christian, I enjoy video games and reading, and I am quite partial to watching cartoons and the occasional horror film.
One of my first loves is my beautiful cat, Jasper, who was my ninth birthday present when he was five months old – I’m now 25 and he’s 16 – here’s a random photo of him, I don’t even care if it’s relevant:
I have three kryptonites: pizza, chocolate and cats. When I’m not in work, cooking or feeling lazy, I’m essentially a gothicly dressed metalhead who drives my beautiful little white car.
Here are some of my top cooking idols:
- Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
- Katie Stewart
- Monica Galetti
- Jamie Oliver
- The Mob Kitchen group
- Adam Liaw