Did you know that CbusFoodBloggers consists of over 50 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 Rebecca Ritchey from Eating Books!
- How did you become a food blogger? What is the theme of your blog/IG?
I started Eating Books in 2014 with the idea of creating fictional food from books. It has since expanded to a variety of interests, including the local food scene.
- What is your favorite thing to cook for yourself or others?
I love making Korean BBQ and all the yums that go along with that for friends and family, but when it comes to myself I’m far too lazy. Avocado toast is my go-to.
- What makes the Columbus food scene great? Or what would you change?
As the testing ground for Middle America, we have the luxury of an eclectic food scene. I love how expansive it’s gotten in recent years. This city just needs to make a proper English bread pudding with custard, and then it will be perfect.
- What restaurant(s) is at the top of your “must try” list?
I never know what’s going on in this city (probably shouldn’t admit that?) I rely on word of mouth, friend testimonies, press releases and other IGers. I’ve still got the speakeasy Light of the Seven Matchsticks and those dumplings from Momo Ghar on my list of must-trys.
- What’s (and where) the most memorable meal/dish you had recently?
This is going to sound dumb, but I made Ross Geller’s Thanksgiving sandwich from Friends for the blog earlier this year. That’s turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and stuffing with a gravy soaked piece of bread in the middle. I understand why he lost his shit about it.
- Give us the inside scoop — what’s your favorite happy hour, hole in the wall, or hidden gem in Columbus?
My favorite hidden gem is Neighbor’s Deli. They’re so unassuming, but the sandwiches are amazing.
- What is your favorite locally made food product?
Gotta go with Jeni’s. That brambleberry crisp.
- Some of us are not full-time food bloggers. If you are not, what is your “real” job?
I run social for several local businesses, and while my blog has effectively become my side hustle, it’s all kind of bound up together.
- Tell us an interesting fact about yourself!
I can recite every preposition to the tune of Yankee Doodle Dandy (my interesting fact is also my lame fact.)
Erin, the Spiffy Cookie