It’s not too often when I actually have a blogger crush. In fact, it’s only happened once before with A Restless Transplant which is written by a lovely bloke named Foster. But when it does happen, it’s for a few basic reasons.
The first is because the writing itself is so engaging that I actually feel like I’m in the middle of a conversation with the blogger. The second is because it’s aesthetically pleasing- I mean, when you have a normal crush it’s usually based off of physical attraction, no? So why should a blog crush be any different. In short, I’m saying the blog has to be pretty. And perhaps the third reason is the topic the blog covers. Foster’s blog is basically an account of all his adventures in life, and while that may seem vague, he actually provides readers with anecdotes about his travels all over the world, up and down the east coast, and in the concrete jungle otherwise known as New York City. So it’s pretty obvious that my newest blog crush focuses on a topic that I too have a passion for.
I’ve just recently stumbled upon The Sophisticated Gourmet, and I feel like a lost cause. How is it that I had never heard of this blog up until two weeks ago? I’m out of the loop, but my eyes are starry and I must be honest when I tell you that I’m crushing… hard. An 18 year old student named Kamran is the author, and I just feel so connected to him, mainly because I share his love of baking, and we’re close in age. His blog is simple and elegant, and the photos are almost Sprouted Kitchen-esque, which for me is quite a feat to tackle. Yet Kamran does, and he does it well.
I swoon daily when I read his updates, and oftentimes I feel like I’m sitting across from him at a little cafe sipping tea, while listening to him speak about his adventures in the kitchen. That’s how good his writing is.
Not to mention his recipes are simple and timeless, and for me those are two things that will never be anything but fantastic.
I feel as though it’s important to support bloggers, especially those you have a good amount in common with. For me, Kamran represents what I want to be in a year. He has a successful blog, which is aesthetically pleasing and well written, he’s gotten into college, and he’s still in love with food and cooking. If I can be lucky enough to have those things in common with him a year from today, I will be so grateful forever more.
Now I’ll stop talking, and I’ll move onward to getting to Montreal.