Tucked around the corner from Chong Nonsi BTS in Bangkok’s bustling Silom district, sits chic Le Du Restaurant + Wine Bar, serving modern Thai cuisine. I was only visiting Bangkok for a couple of days, and Le Du was first on my list of places to eat at.
Over the past several weeks there have been quite a few arguments/ fights about the role and purpose of ‘Food Bloggers’. Personally, I cringe every time I hear those two words together – mostly because of the negative stereotype that goes along with it (I’ll come to that). I even read someone’s claim that ‘Food Bloggers do not need to know anything about food or how to write’ and as sick as that makes me, they are right, because anyone with half-a-brain and access to the internet can call themselves a ‘Food Blogger’ – the sad part is, you don’t even have to look hard to find them, they are EVERYWHERE. Zomato, Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress – they’re all a PR Representative’s worst nightmare and dream wrapped in one…but what about the rest of us? Contrary to popular opinion, there are some of us who actually put a lot of thought and care into what we’re writing. For those of us who take our food seriously, let me break a few stereotypes: