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Amy’s Food Flights is an Indiana blog that will leave you drooling–and hungry! For reals. Let’s just say this blog name is a great fit for this traveling Hoosier.
As a caterer (for hire), she’s not only out there discovering the latest and greatest in big city restaurants, but poking around in her own cozy kitchen. In other words, this gal? Knows her food!
Based in Indianapolis, Amy covers a lot of ground–but frequently ventures out of state and country. You’ll love reading about her experiences but you’ll love even more the delicious recipes she posts.
Indiana Blogs: Amy’s Food Flights
Why did you start Amy’s Food Flights?
I started my blog under a different name in January 2009 and changed the title to Amy’s Food Flights in April 2011 to better reflect the direction I wanted to go with it.
I’ve kept journals off and on through the years, and I felt a blog would be a great way to document some of the fun food and travel-oriented things I get to experience. Plus, it gives me a chance to keep my food writing skills sharp.
What about that name? Why Amy’s Food Flights?
Since my blog focuses primarily on food and travel, I like the different connotations the word “flight” conjures up. It can refer either to an airplane journey, or to a sampling of a specific food or beverage. Both definitions seem appropriate to my purpose here!
- Murder on the Italian Express — A humorous account of our trip-from-hell overnight train ride from Milan to Paris with an enthusiastic toddler in tow.
- Life, Libertine, and the pursuit of happiness — A recent review I wrote about one of Indy’s newest dining/drinking hotspots.
- Baby steps — General thoughts and observations about raising a picky eater.
What keeps you ready and raring to post? Why do you blog?
I’m never at a loss for inspiration when it comes to writing about food. Whether it’s something fabulous I’ve eaten at a local restaurant, a unique item I’ve tasted while traveling, or a familiar dish I’ve made for my family at home, there is potential material everywhere.
I love to cook, swap recipes with friends and talk restaurants, so for me, blogging is a natural extension of all of that. It’s a creative outlet that I really enjoy, although my husband gets a little tired of waiting for me to take photos of the food before he gets to dig in!
You are here, there, and everywhere. What are some of the more unusual food or drink options you have sampled?
I’ve been extremely fortunate to travel quite a bit in recent years thanks to freelance writing assignments, and also thanks to my Irish husband who frequently works his way around the U.S. and Europe on business.
Not sure how unusual they are, but a few notable things that immediately jump to mind are Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles in Los Angeles, hot mulled Gluhwein in Germany, my mother-in-law’s wonderful homemade Irish brown bread and the spicy soft shell crab roll at Sakura in Indianapolis.
Since you are as food obsessed as I am, what would you want for your last meal?
That’s a really difficult question because my favorite food is changing all the time! Some items I consistently love are avocado, blue cheese, bacon, eggs and pasta, so any spread that works all those in would be just fine by me.
I’m also crazy about New England-style lobster rolls, Caprese salad, cheesecake and dark chocolate.
It’s the 80’s. Favorite movie. Go!
>Hands down, “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.” My husband and friends often accuse me of being stuck in the 80s. I try to share items in my blog in a way that I hope is fun to read and makes you want to explore for yourself. And I welcome comments, suggestions, and feedback!
Fun to Read
Amy doesn’t have to worry about that one. Amy’s Food Flights is a super fun read! Thanks for stopping by little Indiana today.
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