Personal updates and what to expect from Explorer of Food

So what’s new with me?  Well, the last couple months have been extremely busy for me, which is why I haven’t had the time to put out any new posts.  Studying for finals this past semester was brutal for my friends and myself.  It left everyone burned out and ready for summer.  I’ve also been working to get myself a job that will actually help me further my career once I’ve graduated.

What about my interest in food?  It’s still there and going strong.  I’ve still been trying new food, new restaurants, and new kitchen gear.  This spring has led me down a new culinary path as well.  After being gifted a propane smoker for Christmas and reading about barbeque all winter longer, I’ve been putting it to good use this spring.  I’ve been sampling new brands and styles of beer and have found what I believe will be one of my all time favorites as well as a few that I won’t likely be buying again.

So stay tuned for some good content to come!


Explorer of Food: an Introduction

Hello to foodies everywhere! Welcome to my blog, the Explorer of Food.

I’m Anthony, and have always had a passion for cooking and good food. I’m currently a college student at the University of Toledo, here in Toledo, OH.  If nothing else, Toledo has got some great food.  It was once said Toledo is the restaurant capital of the country, having more restaurants per capita than any other city. True or not, there’s plenty to chose from.

I love eating out, finding new places to eat, and trying new foods most of all.  I also love when I can spend time in the kitchen, cooking for my friends and family. I’ve been a knife nut for quite a while, and this has recently carried over into the kitchen as I start to build my arsenal of kitchen knives and learn the art of hand sharpening.  Having recently turned 21, I’ve delved into the realm of pairing wines and beers (never been a fan of the latter, but I’m coming around) with good food.

I am also an amateur photographer, and enjoy combining that hobby with my love of food.

This blog will follow my adventures in dining out, trying new foods, cooking, and trying out kitchen gear and knives. Unfortunately, I may not always be able to post as often as I like because I’m often busy with school.  But I hope you’ll stay tuned in!