ABOUT TARA

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Hi there, I’m Tara! I started this blog during my first semester at MIT, because every time I tried a new restaurant, I thought, “Wouldn’t it be cool to have a food blog and keep track of where I’ve been?”

The photography part of the blog didn’t come until I realized that the best way to get people to read a blog is to have pretty pictures, so I started checking out DSLR’s from MIT’s photography club to aid in my food adventures. Now, I use my own Nikon D7000 with the kit lens, though I’ll occasionally use a 50mm f/1.4 lens.

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I always have a friend or two tagging along with me to these restaurants, and when we get our food, they’re all used to me saying, “Wait, sorry sorry sorry don’t eat yet. Let me take a picture really quick— waaait wait waai— okay thanks, eat.” My greatest fear in life is that a restaurant will be dimly lit, in which case, my friends turn into my lighting assistants with their iPhone flashlights.

It’s incredibly embarrassing, and I am eternally grateful to all of my friends who’ve ever had to do this for me.

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At first, I wanted to keep my blog focused on Boston-area restaurants, but I later decided that was silly — there’s just too much good food in this world.

You can find my posts about my food adventures in Taiwan, San Francisco, Japan, Los Angeles, DCPittsburgh, and more in the Not Boston section of the blog.

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I love consuming and creating all forms of art — sights, sounds, and tastes included. Art museum trips and symphony concerts are more than welcome in my gcal, and I try to sprinkle in other bits of art into my life whenever I can.

Trashion, stop animation, calligraphy — it’s pure fun and joy to me.

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But of course, one of my top loves is finding the art in food.

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As much as I enjoy blogging for the sake of sampling new restaurants, I love this blog even more because it lets me update the friends I don’t see as often with little tidbits about my life. I’m a sophomore junior senior (what?) now, and even though Boston isn’t as shiny and new as before, I still have a lot of restaurants to try out.

Stay up-to-date with my posts on my Facebook and Instagram pages!