A couple of weeks ago my gorgeous cousin Cate convinced me to expand my blog to Instagram. She kindly and very patiently gave me a crash course on the ins and outs of using the app. No mean feat considering I truly am a social media luddite. The good news is I was able to master the basics very easily. Thank you Cate. Now that I have had a few weeks grace to familiarise myself with the app, I’ve come to appreciate just how awesome it can be.
So far I have mostly posted snapshots of what I have been cooking in my kitchen and by default posting on my blog but plan to expand my repertoire to capture images of anything interesting that catches my eye. All food related of course. It might be a new food fad or trend, the sourcing of an elusive ingredient, or a fabulous dish that tickles my fancy at a restaurant, bar or cafe. I love the potential quirkiness of the app. The ability to take a picture and paint a story in just a few words. The possibilities are endless. No doubt it will be an ever changing chronicle of my love of food.
Here’s a little teaser. Adriano Zumbo’s magnificent Blueberry Zonut. His answer to Manhattan’s cronut. Croissant or doughnut? You be the judge. Snapped at Adriano Zumbo’s bakery and cafe in Rozelle. If you would like to taste one for yourself, check out the details, complete with location map, on my instagram account.
Accessing instagram is easy. It’s just a matter of installing the instagram app on your phone and typing in the keyword “thepaddingtonfoodie”. This one’s truly for the app junkie.