Introducing Fae’s Twist and Tango, a wonderful cooking blog from another lovely lady with recipes and stories that will not fail to inspire you. Do pop over and have a good look around..
I started Fae’s Twist & Tango on May 5, 2012.
What was your reason for starting it?
After working for over 25 years of 24/7 jet-set, soul and energy-draining jobs, which kept me single for 20 years, I opted for an early retirement. Since my mother had not documented any of her praised recipes, from what was retained in my memory, I wanted to document them. That is when an idea about a publishing possibility was inspired. Discussing my idea with my nephew, he guided me to more initially realistic blogging.
What is your constant inspiration?
After beginning to blog, I noticed there was so much ingenuity out there, which opened my eyes and figured that I needed to learn a lot. My desire to document the recipes in place is still intact. However, I learned that the level of what is developing in the world in relation to culinary presentation is far beyond what I was familiar with.
How would you describe your blog?
My blog is not only about recipes. The entire purpose was to tell a story which lead to the recipe that inspired the memories, or its cultural aspects. Proud of being a world citizen, I also wanted to include travel experiences as part of the whole picture.
Where does your blog name come from?
Almost all recipes are already innovated by someone in the world. Without jeopardizing their authenticity, I enjoy adding a little of my flair and ‘twist’, more adaptable to what is available, with a taste of the contemporary vogue.
As for the ‘tango’… I passionately danced tango for years… when I used the word ‘twist’, I had to use the word ‘tango’. 😀
What are your longer term aims for your blog?
As many of the bloggers do, I put a lot of hours, ‘a labor of love’ into my blogging. Although it is not all about money, really, I would like to ride the wave and see how far I can take this with my accomplishments. I enjoy riding the wave of technology changes (within limits) and being part of new trends. I have learned, to make it into a successful revenue earning site, I must have something to market. Writing alone does not do it… if not a cookbook, hopefully, to market an e-cookbook or two? Can one dream?
Any final words for my readers?
Before beginning my blogging, I had heard that people blog, but I had absolutely no clue what blogging really was. I did not even know that people ‘liked’ or commented about your material. To my pleasant surprise, I discovered that not only was this documentation of one’s creations/thoughts/information, but I was becoming a part of the world community, which has the same goals and appreciation, interacting with people whom I would not otherwise have met. For that, I am more than grateful and it has further enhanced my life. I am certainly enjoying the ride!