Sunday, 9 August 2009

Hello There!

Welcome to my blog - of which this is my first post - how exciting!! My name is James, and for a long time now I have had an obsession with food. If its not cooking, eating or buying food its reading about it, watching about it and now writing and photographing it. When I left school I was given the opportunity to work for a well known chef. I decided against it due to the long hours, being away from home and being paid very little. Looking back now, if I had any regrets that may be one of them.

So why did I start my own blog? Several reasons really. One of them is I wanted a place to record all of my experiences with food and recipes I try out. Somewhere I could look back on them. But also after reading food blogs online for sometime, I thought it would be fun to give it a go. I have to give credit to one food blog that gave me the inspiration to actually give it a go, and that is Julia Parsons 'A Slice of Cherry Pie'. Seriously, if there is any food blog you should read - Julia's is one of them. Now I'm not promising to be any good at this, but I am looking forward to the journey to see how this develops.

Where did the name come from? You see if I have a recipe from a book, I would usually follow it the first time. But the next time, I usually make a few little amendments to it. I also like to come up with my own recipes. But they don't always work the first time. So I hence having to go 'Back to the Chopping Board' to amend and improve it.

Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog. Hope to see you back here again soon.



  1. Hello James, wow, what can I say? I'm absolutely thrilled that I've helped encourage you to start your own blog and very flattered from your kind words about mine.

    Your blog looks great and I love the name. All the very best with it; I'm looking forward to seeing how it develops.

    P.S. Thanks for the link to my blog, I'll add you to the list of blogs that link to mine.

  2. Just wanted to say 'hello', 'Thank You' and 'Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging'.

  3. Hey Julia & Mangocheeks,

    Thank you both very much for your comments and warm welcome to the world of blogging! Really appreciated.