Get To Know Food Bloggers | #fdbloggersGTK

Out of all the blogging communities, #fdbloggers is my absolute favourite - there is a genuine feeling about everyone willing each other on and complimenting each other on our creativity!

When Loriley tagged me in this new series, I couldn't wait to get involved and tell you all a bit more about my blogging process and a bit about me too!

The idea is that you're tagged by someone, answer the questions that I've answered below and then go along and tag three more lovely bloggers - simple yet effective! I hope you enjoy reading my answers... let's get to it!

Name: Ala


What was your reason for starting a blog? At the beginning of last year I started a new job that didn't require much creativity, I found I was lacking something so I decided to give starting a blog another go (having previously had a blog a few years before). Having This Particular has been so amazing creatively but now I've also made friends through it which is an extra bonus!

What’s the dish you’re most proud of? A lot of time and effort went into putting my own stamp on my chicken and mushroom pie recipe. I know it's like trying to reinvent the wheel but it honestly did taste so amazing and I was super proud of the fact I made the chicken and mushroom the night before to intensify the flavours then casually knocked up a rough puff when I got home from work!

What one kitchen utensil could you not live without? If we were talking appliances, then I'd definitely say my KitchenAid but that's not the question so, I have to say, my wooden spatula - useful in any situation.

You’re stranded on a desert island. What three ingredients do you take with you? Pasta, tomatoes and piccante chorizo, the makings of a simple pasta dish but delicious!

Who do you take inspiration from? I honestly take inspiration from all the amazing food blogs I read, there is so much creativity and talent in this little community. But I also love recreating dishes I've had when I'm eating out.

Your favourite social media platform? It's Twitter, without it I wouldn't know about any of you brilliant bloggers.

Biggest disaster in the kitchen? My biggest disaster that I've blogged about it without doubt the doughnuts from last years bake off! I tried them fried and baked and just couldn't do it - I WILL succeed in the end.

Favourite spot for coffee? I'm not a HUGE coffee drinker, and when I do have it, it's on the go. I love the Fly Coffee Bean at Denmark Hill station, but I also quite like the coffee from Knot which can also be found in stations... says a lot about me I guess ha!

Favourite food photo you’ve taken? I'll always have a soft spot for my rolo chocolate cake as it won me my kitchenaid - be still my beating heart but I also love the photos I took of my valentines heart chocolates! A proud moment for sure!

What would you say was your most successful blog post and why? My most viewed blog post is my rolo chocolate cake - you can see it on the sidebar there, and it hasn't been knocked off the top spot since it first went live. But in terms of engagement, it's got to be my most recent post for the start of this years GBBO bake along!

Now nominate three food bloggers you’d like to get to know more.

Catherine of Sprunting
Sophie of Sophie Loves Food
Lucy of Lucy Loves To Eat