Will is an up and coming food blogger who, as his name suggests, is in junior high! He has a ton of fun personality that comes through in his blog posts, and he is already super talented! If he keeps this up, he is going to be one successful fellow! Learn a little bit more about Will below, and be sure to visit his food blog at Junior High Foodie!
-Tell us about your blog and why it’s great
I started my blog last summer as a way to have something to do, as I was often the only one at home, with my parents and brother working. I honestly didn’t know what I was doing. I took my first picture of food on my floor with my iPhone camera. I gradually made improvements in blogging and now it is really fun for me to do. Being in middle school, I don’t post as often as I’d like to, but unfortunately school comes first.
-What is your favorite food/recipe? Least favorite?
My favorite food would have to be sesame chicken with either fried rice or lo mein. My least favorite food is anything that has to do with peanut butter or cilantro. If there was something that had both, I would most likely pass out at the sight of it.
-What is the first recipe you learned how to fix?
Spaghetti and meatballs. I’m pretty sure I was four, but I was mainly just helping my mom.
-Who taught you how to cook?
My mother, but I taught myself how to cook a lot of things.
-What food/recipe still seems daunting to you?
Macaroons. I made them once and they were perfect and I could never get them to come out like that again. At least I blogged them!
-What is your family’s favorite meal that you cook?
My homemade tacos (hint hint future blog post) or my lamb pasta (hint hint double future blog post)
-Tell us about a kitchen disaster or recipe mishap
One summer, I decided I wanted to make pita chips, so I made some, and the recipe I found online said to put them under the broiler. Unfortunately, I didn’t know that you are supposed to keep the door ajar when using the broiler. So I closed the door and minutes later there was smoke fuming out of the stove and as I ran to the stove, flames started jumping out. Thank god my parents were home, who grabbed the fire extinguisher. That was bad, but I definitely learned my lesson to be careful. And luckily there was no damage to my house. Except that cookie sheet is a little worse for wear.
-Who is your favorite celebrity chef?
Either Kelsey Nixon or Laura Vitale.
-Who is your favorite food blogger?
Probably Lindsay from Pinch of Yum or Jessica from How Sweet it is.
-What is your day job?
I don’t have a day job, considering I still go to middle school.
-If you could cook/bake all day instead of your day job, would you?
Yes. School is like prison.
-What is your favorite restaurant?
La Bonne Soup in NYC. Without a doubt.
-If you were going to open up a restaurant or bakery, what kind of place would it be? What would you call it?
It would be a taco shop and it would be called Paco’s Tacos. Not even kidding.
-If you had your own cooking show, what would you call it?
-What is your favorite part about food blogging? Least favorite?
Photographing the food, and seeing the traffic come to my site. That’s so rewarding.
My least favorite part is all the time it takes to blog.
-What is something (food or blog related) that you’ve always wanted to do, but haven’t yet?
I really want to make an online shop with like aprons and mugs and stuff like that that have Will * YUM* printed on them.
-White chocolate, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate?
Milk chocolate. But it needs hazelnuts in it.
-Comfort food of choice?
Mac and Cheese.
-Sweet or savory?
-What is your favorite herb?
Thank you, Will, for spending some time with us!