Elizabeth on Food

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Editor 10th August 2011
ElizabethOnFood3I started writing about food a year ago when I founded ElizabethOnFood.com. Before that, I had been taking a serious interest in restaurants and in cooking for more than a decade and many people had said to me that I "really ought to do something with all that knowledge". When the New York based photographer Dana Lixenberg, whom I met in 2009, became the umpteenth person to say so, unwittingly she gave me the final push and before I knew it, I had become a food blogger. Restaurant reviews feature prominently on ElizabethOnFood.com.  I don't review every restaurant that I visit - many times I am there just for my own fun.  Furthermore I limit myself to restaurants that are relevant to an international readership. The countries I focus on mainly are the UK, the Netherlands and Germany (did you know they have more three star restaurants than any other country in Europe except France?). Just for interest you will find a full list of relevant restaurants I have visited in the past years at the bottom of my website - may I call it my restaurant CV? I find it very important to write objectively and independently. The costs that are involved with my restaurant visits I therefore pay for myself entirely. I would also like to stress that my restaurant reviews are an account of my personal experience during my visit. Someone else's experience, preference or opinion may therefore be different. I evaluate Michelin starred restaurants according to their category (* very good cooking in its category, **exceptional cooking, worth a detour and *** exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey). In my reviews I prefer not to compare a restaurant with other restaurants; I like to see every restaurant for what it is individually. elizabeth_on_foodThe Michelin section on ElizabethOnFood.com features reviews of Michelin starred restaurants, news articles on the annual Michelin Guides and articles about Michelin in general. Other sections on the website are books, wine, food, travel and news. Speaking of news: I am very active on Twitter and I tweet daily about food and restaurant news. Some of these tweets make it to the news section on my website. What, you may ask, is the motivation for all this, sometimes frantic, activity? I guess it is a love of beauty - in its culinary incarnation - and also an insatiable appetite for learning about the culinary cultures and traditions of the countries of Northwestern Europe. Follow Elizabeth on Twitter or read her blog. Why not become more acquainted with industry experts like Elizabeth by becoming a member of our fabulous site for free? Here you'll get the latest industry news and have access to an excellent database of chef jobs and key chef equipment suppliers.

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The  Staff Canteen

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Editor 10th August 2011

Elizabeth on Food