My name is Chris Francisco, but some of you probably know me better as the “Who Eats That Stuff?” guy. A little over a year ago, I had the crazy idea of attempting to eat one brand new food a day for 365 days straight. As it turns out, the idea wasn’t so crazy after all. I managed to finish the project, which I documented daily on my blog. My original intention was to learn as much about food as possible, even though I was already an adventurous eater. I ended up learning more than I could have ever imagined, even when I was eating things that seemed fairly normal. Another goal for the blog was to use it to get myself involved in Atlanta’s food scene. As someone who was just a fan, not a professional, I was looking for a way to connect with the food community that would allow me to develop relationships with fellow fans, chefs, restaurateurs, and other bloggers. Luckily, that happened too. The interest from the food community was overwhelmingly positive, and I managed to make several new friends as a result. Completing a project like this wouldn’t have been nearly as easy without the feedback and praise from Atlanta’s food community, and I can’t thank them enough for their support.
So where does that leave me now? To be honest, I wasn’t even sure if I was going to continue after the initial year was up. I was completely exhausted with the idea of blogging, but I guess obligating yourself to do it daily for a year straight would exhaust anyone. However, I still love to try new foods, and I didn’t want to lose the momentum with my readers that I had worked so hard to gain. I decided to reboot the site with a new look and address, and while the content will be similar, there will definitely not be as many rules for me to follow. Since a daily commitment is almost impossible to maintain, I’ll be updating only when I feel like it. I’ll be talking primarily about new foods that I try, but if I want to write about something else I’ve eaten that was special to me, I’ll do that as well. Basically, anything goes, within reason.
One thing that you won’t find here is restaurant reviews. Even though I’ve gained an insane amount of culinary knowledge over the past year, I don’t feel that I’m qualified to adequately and fairly review any restaurant. There are other writers and bloggers that do a much better job of it than I ever could, and there are plenty of great websites out there devoted to that subject. Like I said, I’m not a pro. I barely even cook. I’m just a guy who loves to eat interesting new things, then talk about them.
As I begin this new project, I hope that all my readers from the original “Who Eats That Stuff?” project will follow along. I’m willing to try anything once, and not many food fans can make that claim. I promise there will be many more interesting, unusual, obscure, and just plain fun new foods to come.