I always had second thoughts about creating my own page. I had no idea how to go about it, how to write a recipe (solved that problem by drawing them) or even dream up enough content to keep things interesting. Not to mention there were already so many awesome sites out there dedicated to cooking. But I knew that if I was learning so much about nutrition, many others were in that boat with me. I think it takes a lot of people writing about the same topic to have an impact and a real reach. So I went ahead with REPeat and somehow it all just sort of fell into place.
This website has been a way for me to share all this with you, but it’s also been a touchstone for me, a constant reminder that putting the time and effort into cooking is so worth it. For the first time in my life, I feel like the decisions I make about food are well-informed, dare I say political. Cheesy as it may sound, it’s empowering. The absolute best part for me has been the tremendous support I’ve recieved. At the outset, I figured my friends and family would read my posts or be inspired to try something new in their kitchens. But people from all over the world are checking the site and that boggles my mind! I have a bachelor’s degree in journalism so writing has always been my passion. But cooking, man. Why have I denied that for so long? It’s given me the push I needed to just go out in the streets and do improvised caterings for free. Just to get my creations into hungry mouths. I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited.
So THANK YOU to everyone who supports me, reads this blog or recommends one of my dishes to a friend. It’s had a major impact on my life and it means the world to me.