What's cooking world? — By Ben on 13 April 2012
5 years after and the return of What’s Cooking, World?

One of the first pictures that was published on whatscooking.us 5 years ago

Being a food blogger is not an easy job (yes, it is a job). In order to succeed in this field we have to be programmers, writers, photographers, critics, administrators, PR people, and so much more, not to mention the most important part, cooks. Even if your food blog is only a hobby, you perform of all those tasks without getting paid for it and sometimes without recognition.

However, it is the most rewarding job I’ve ever had. I’ve learned so much in the process about programming, computers, photography and food, of course. That knowledge and experience is priceless. What’s the best part of being a food blogger? The people you meet in this business, either virtually or in person. More than celebrity chefs, restaurateurs or “professional” food writers, they are the people who inspire me every day to continue blogging.

5 years ago I started this blog not knowing where it would take me. I just needed something to do to distract my mind from the worst (and fortunately one of the very few) depression of my life. I can say that food, blogging and the people I met through it saved my life.

Today my life revolves around food. This blog is not my main source of income, probably it will never be, but thanks to it I was able to get two other jobs that are closely related to food and blogging. Jon and I live happily in Mexico City. We eat delicious food, have amazing friends and visit breathtaking places thanks to this blog. Yes, hard work pays off.

What’s Cooking, World? is a space I want to dedicate to all those bloggers and friends who unknowingly have been the inspiration to continue this journey. It’s a little tribute to all food bloggers out there who everyday share their food experiences with the world improving their cooking, writing and photography skills in the process. This is my way of saying Thank You!

If you want to participate please use this contact form and I’ll get back to you.

I’m also honored to be featured in Rosa’s Yummy Yums with a guest post. Do you know about the Qeusadilla Paradox? Read about it in this post.

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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(12) Readers Comments

  1. Congratulations, Ben! Blogging years count like dog years and five seasons is a great accomplishment! I had no clue what was ahead of me when I started my blog, but I have learned so much in the last two years. More than anything else, my blog is my therapy and my escape into the realm of the creativity.
    And friends I met through my blog, real and virtual, are the best thing that could have happened to me.
    I am so glad I found you! I visited Yucatan in 2010 and fell in love with Mexico. I can’t wait to go back, but in the meantime I’ll come over to your site to learn and enjoy:)

  2. I am coming up on my 6 year blogging anniversary. Blogging is time consuming and sometimes all consuming but like any good hobby I feel it enriches our lives and allows us to share our passions with like minded people all over the world like you have already said. You are one of my very first friends in the blogosphere Ben and I value the time we have spent together virtually sharing our tables and our lives virtually. Blogging has certainly changed from when we first began and hosted and joined in on many events but I would have to say we have both grown in so many ways. I hope we continue to share in this community we have joined. Who would have known how such a simple thing can change our lives.

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