About

The Blog: EatingPlaces

Food is a wonderful gateway to exploring and understanding culture. Maybe you’ve never been to India or Mexico, but I’m sure you’ve tasted food from these places. Recipes from grandparents, national flavors, holiday treats – these all vary dramatically based on where your ancestors have lived, settled, and traveled.

I studied sociology and focused on cultural studies and media studies during college. Once I graduated and entered a non-academic work environment, I craved some way to continue pursuing these curiosities. Through EatingPlaces I combine two passions – food and culture – in a way that I hope is approachable, educational, and fun.

While it’s easy to get stuck in Boston visiting trendy eateries and attending blogging events (even though I love them and meeting fellow bloggers!), I hope to continue pursuing the original concept of EatingPlaces: to ‘eat’, and therefore better understand, places around the world.

I’m always looking to try new-to-me cuisines, attend cultural events, and explore new restaurants that truly care about regional food and culture. To see where I’ve been, click here. Let me know if there’s something/some place I should check out!

Founder, Writer, Photographer: Liz Looker

I started this blog to record my original recipes, restaurant reviews, and food travels. Since moving to Boston, I’ve become involved with food bloggers and events, which has been a great way to learn more about food, culture, and food culture!

I love: travel, healthy recipes, painting, art, being outside, yoga/dance/Zumba, chocolate, a clean kitchen, connecting with passionate people, cookbooks with pictures

Food I can’t get enough of: oysters, sushi, ice cream, grapefruit, pickled anything, chocolate, fresh green beans from my parents’ garden

For daily updates, the best way to stay connected is to follow me on Twitter @EatingPlaces & @lizlooker.

Recipes & Reviews

Recipes and photographs on EatingPlaces are original unless otherwise cited. Please do not reprint without permission. If you’re interested in reprinting, collaborating on a project, or sharing food-related events, please contact me via email: eatingplaces (at) gmail.com.

EatingPlaces Press

The Daily Meal (5/29/12): Nontraditional Dim Sum and More (link & photo)

Herbivoracious: Herbivoracious Around the Web (link)

Cupcake Camp Boston (5/11/12): Meet the Amateur Bakers: Liz from EatingPlaces (interview)

11 Responses to “About”

  1. stephala January 8, 2013 at 8:22 am #

    Hey Liz! It’s always great finding bloggers from Boston. Great blog and love the pictures!

    • Liz January 8, 2013 at 8:24 am #

      Thanks Steph! I look forward to following your blog!

  2. simply Life February 26, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

    Just wanted to say “hello” 🙂 It was great meeting you today!

    • Liz February 26, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

      Great to meet you, too! Thanks for checking out the blog and hope to see you again soon.

  3. Chelsy November 26, 2011 at 11:44 am #

    I am obsessed with you! I love the new Saturday shorts- you are incredibly articulate. It is not easy to make someone want to “click through” or learn more in a whole blog post, let alone a few sentences. Keen eye (mouth?), my friend!

  4. Cheryl Mangold August 17, 2011 at 11:05 am #

    Hi Liz,
    I love the site. I will be voting every day!

    • Liz August 17, 2011 at 11:13 am #

      Thanks for visiting and voting! It’s great to hear from you!

  5. Eunbee November 25, 2010 at 2:27 am #

    It’s cool. I like your blog 🙂 It has good information about food.

    • eatingplaces November 21, 2010 at 11:02 pm #

      Thank you!I’m glad you like it! 🙂

  6. Jill July 15, 2010 at 8:20 pm #

    I have been enjoying your blog!

  7. Theresa A January 16, 2010 at 6:23 pm #

    Hey Liz! Cool website! I like the topic you chose. It’s unique and I probably would have never have thought of it. Nice work!

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