Welcome! If you don’t know me personally or stumbled on this site on a social network or search engine, my name is John Moors. I ran a site called Epic Portions for years where myself and some friends of mine wrote a series of very unprofessional articles that gained a small following. Taco Bell even flew me to California to visit their test kitchen. Somewhere around 2010, the “foodie” craze was in full swing and I lost interest in documenting my love for food. It seemed like anyone with a smart phone and an opinion was starting their own food blog and critiquing restaurants on Yelp as if they were some kind of expert. I found myself reviewing different restaurants and giving my opinion as if I had any credibility at all. Side note – I did manage to start quite a revolution against Tios Mexican Cafe, which I still stand by, but other than that I have accomplished absolutely nothing that should make you respect any opinion I have about any restaurant or food in general.
That being said, I love food and I love cooking. I do have strong opinions which I feel more comfortable giving you now that I have admitted that I have zero credibility. That kind of gives me that “I can say whatever I want just don’t take me seriously” thing, which is pretty much where I want this site to be — A place where you can find entertainment in food, cooking, recipes, traveling or whatever I’m into in a given week. My interests in food usually lie within either the story or the process. If you are reading a post about a restaurant I will focus more on who is cooking the food and how they got there, rather than tell you what I think. I rarely, if ever, will “review” a restaurant because I would rather highlight good restaurants and encourage you go to go there. The majority of cooking posts will be ideas on process and technique rather than giving you a recipe. I’m a believer that once you get flavors, technique and processes down, recipes take all the fun out of cooking.
There will be spelling errors, there will be opinions that you probably don’t agree with and there is a chance I will ridicule people and places that you may enjoy. There will be bad grammar and bad words. I don’t remember anything about web design so the design and layout of this will be constantly changing. I rarely eat vegetables, salads or desert. These are your warnings.
I currently reside in the Ypsilanti area after spending three years in Westland, also known as the worst food city in America. The majority of the food you will see on this site resides within that area. If I should travel to check something else, feel free to jump to the contact section and let me know.
I am not a professional writer, chef or food critic. I don’t claim to be any of these things. I do, however, have an unhealthy love of all things food. I welcome you to take this journey back with me and see what I come up with. I have absolutely no plans on what this will become other than an ongoing journal of what I’m doing in the food world. I hope you enjoy.