Hello, I’m Amy! Amy’s Food Adventures is a place for me to share both my dining/baking adventures + misadventures with fellow food lovers like you. I don’t consider myself a foodie, but some say that I am – it really doesn’t matter to me :) This blog was initially used to upload food-related photos & blurbs, sort of like a food diary, with me being the only one who had access to it. It was not until March 2011 when I decided to write “restaurant reviews” that I opened it up to the public. My palate has definitely matured over the years and my preferences have also changed, so my older posts may not reflect my current opinions. I’m letting them stay only because they show the growth I’ve gone through – I’ve come a long way for sure. I still have a lot to learn about food so I hope that you’ll continue following my food adventures.
I’ve received quite a number of comments and e-mails regarding the following questions, so I’m going to post my answers here just to make things easier :)
1. Which pastry school did you attend? If not, which courses did you take?
— I’ve actually never received any formal training or taken any classes; all it takes is a lot of passion & determination ;)
2. Where can I get matcha or green tea powder in Toronto?
3. Which camera do you use and do you have food photography training?
— I use Canon EOS Rebel T2i and sometimes with the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens (aka Nifty-Fifty). Nothing fancy and pretty affordable. Again, I’m very flattered that many of you find my photos gorgeous, but I still have a very long way to go when it comes to foodtography :)
4. Do you use Photoshop to edit your photos?
— No I don’t, because Photoshop is way too advanced and complicated for me (lol). I do use the software that came with my camera though. It’s mostly to adjust the colours so they’re more vibrant, brighten the photos and sharpen them as well. I can tell you that the majority of bloggers do use Photoshop to touch up their photos, so it’s very common.
5. Have you stopped writing restaurant reviews?
— Yes and no. Writing reviews take a very long time and I’ve sort of lost my passion for it. I’ll still be posting short ones from time to time, so no worries.
If you want to know more about me outside of my food adventures, visit the Everyday Life section of my blog.
Thanks for reading Amy’s Food Adventures and have a lovely day :)