Did you know that CbusFoodBloggers consists of over 40 different bloggers/instagrammers? Some of us you may already
stalk follow, and others you haven’t yet had the chance to meet! In an effort to help our readers get to know us and the bloggers behind our group, we conduct monthly interview highlighting one of our members. This month, we have Caroline Clippinger from Columbus Culinary Connection!
- How did you become a food blogger? What is the theme of your blog/IG?
I love creative writing, and I am constantly dreaming about my next meal. A food blog seemed like the perfect way to blend these interests, and share my food journey with friends and family. My blog highlights my love of Columbus restaurants with a few recipes sprinkled in!
- What is your favorite thing to cook for yourself or others?
My family gets together and makes an enormous batch of frosted Christmas cookies every year, and we have a blast making them. Of course, we sneak a few bites along the way, and then distribute them to friends and coworkers for the holidays.
- What makes the Columbus food scene great? Or what would you change?
I love the food diversity that Columbus brings. One day, you can enjoy authentic German cuisine at Schmidt’s; the next meal, Hawaiian food truck fare from Aloha Streatery, and then later a batch of Katalina’s Nutella-filled pancake balls. I would love for the food scene to embrace the suburbs a little more, and see the spread of more interesting cuisine beyond the outerbelt.
- What restaurant(s) is at the top of your “must try” list?
I am not-so-patiently waiting for Service Bar at Middle West Spirits to open. I love the distillery, and I am eager to try the chef’s offerings when their restaurant opens!
- What’s (and where) the most memorable meal/dish you had recently?
I am eternally grateful that the cheddar-herb biscuits at Third and Hollywood exist. They are loaded with butter and garlicky goodness, perfect for brunch, snacking, or as an appetizer. Served up in a cast iron skillet with pimento cheese on the side, these are Southern-style nuggets of heaven.
- Give us the inside scoop — what’s your favorite happy hour, hole in the wall, or hidden gem in Columbus?
Harvest Moon Cafe in Canal Winchester is a place dishing up great food and cocktails, that I feel doesn’t get enough love. They use locally sourced ingredients when possible, and boast a stellar pear and brie bison burger.
- What is your favorite locally made food product?
So hard to choose! Darista Dips are wonderful, globally-inspired hummus flavors. Root 23 Simple Syrups are another delectable local product. These syrups come in flavors like vanilla ginger and cherry almond; it’s the perfect complement to a cocktail, or try a drizzle in a glass of sweet tea. And, of course, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams!
- Some of us are not full-time food bloggers. If you are not, what is your “real” job?
I’m an attorney by day in my “other life.”
- Tell us an interesting fact about yourself!
I despise cucumbers. With a passion. The crunch, the smell, everything. Those things are my nightmare.
Erin, the Spiffy Cookie