Welcome to In Search Of Yummy-ness, a website devoted to exploring, discovering and sharing good food. I’m Shareba, the photographer and writer behind this website, and I’m so grateful that you took a moment to visit.
Over the years, In Search Of Yummy-ness has evolved from a simple hobby blog that documented my restaurant meals, to an online publication with stories, interviews, articles and recipes that celebrate a variety of different cuisines.
I have always been fascinated by food and the pleasure it can bring us. To me, food is about so much more than nourishing our bodies. It’s emotions, memories, comfort and inspiration. I guess that’s why I’m so obsessed with shows like The Mind of a Chef – I could listen to people tell stories about their experiences with food all day!
My love for storytelling is actually what lead to me pursue an education in journalism, and although I didn’t realize it at the time, that’s what set me on the path to working in food media.
Early on in my career I had the opportunity to work on The Main, and Everyday Exotic, two cooking shows that used to air on Food Network Canada. While I had great experiences on those shows, the long hours of television were taking its toll and I left to try other fields of work.
Several jobs later, including a 3-year stint in childcare and a horrible part-time job at a bagel shop, I began to realize that all roads were leading me back to working with food. I decided to start taking this blog thing seriously, and, well, here we are.
Join me in the journey of discovering good food by subscribing to my weekly newsletter, or following me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You can also contact me directly – I’d love to hear from you!
Ready to check out a few posts? Here’s a few you might like:
- Why Are We So Judgemental About What We Eat?
- My Dirty Little Secret
- A Sad Story of Blueberry Waffles and Omelettes
- Celebrating National Teqila Day at Milagro Cantina on Queen West
- The Sultan’s Tent Dinner Experience
- Yolanda’s Spuntino Casa
- 5 Minutes with James Cunningham of Eat St.
- Meet Ice Volcano Ice Cream
- In the Kitchen with Stephanie of I am a Food Blog
About Shareba and Dianne
While several guest contributors have created content for In Search Of Yummy-ness, there are two main people behind this website. One is me, and the other is Dianne, my mom.
While I do all of the photography and writing for this website, my mom plays a crucial role in helping with the recipe development for this website.
Our process works like this:
First, we sit down and chat about recipes that we’d like to create and then agree on the ideas we like best. We’ll both do research on these recipes to learn about where the ingredients come from, how to prepare them, etc. and then compare notes before drafting a recipe together. We’ll test the recipe together, make suggestions, test it again, and so on until we have something we’re happy with. This process is extremely time-consuming (and sometimes frustrating!), and I’m so grateful that she’s eager and able to be a part of it.
My mascots “Martin” and “Benny”. Yup, I’m a Sherlock fan!