Meet Ethan

What better way than to learn a little bit about me than a Q&A with me asking and answering the questions.

You must be Ethan, right?

Indeed I am.

Do you smile?

Of course I do, keep reading.

Is this the same Ethan who was writing over at Tastes Better With Friends?

Indeed I am.

Sooooo, you have two blogs?

Uh nooooo. Like all good things, Tastes Better with Friends had to come to an end. It evolved and I decided it had run it’s course but I say goodbye to it with many fond memories.

OK, so bottom line, why the change to Feeding Ethan?

Hmm, this may sound odd since I decided what got published and when, but I felt as if I needed a new platform to write from. I feel that Feeding Ethan allows me to do that more comfortably. I can’t really explain why or how, it just does. It’s a pretty obvious double meaning, but I really wanted to have a place where I can talk about whatever is on my mind.

So, what are you going to write about now?

The million dollar question! Well, I will still be writing about food but it’ll be more than just food because for me it’s only part of the story. When I look at some of my most rewarding posts (from my own perspective and from readers) food has rarely been the focal point. I’ll definitely be spending a lot of time in the kitchen cooking and baking, but I will also be sharing more of me. It’ll be food, life, exploring, maybe even love.

I see the use of the word “y’all” in your header and you’re Canadian?
You’re right on all accounts. I am Canadian but I believe I’m a Southern soul. I’ve been down South once and that was to Tuscaloosa, AL and I was hooked. I loved everything about it, the accent, the food, the hospitality and the kind-hearted people. To me, it’s tough to beat sitting on a porch somewhere in the South, sipping on sweet tea with friends and simply enjoying life, eh?

So you’re Canadian. Does that mean you live in an igloo and speak French?
Ahh, the classic igloo question. No, I don’t live in an igloo and as a matter of fact, I’ve never been inside an igloo. While we’re at it, I also do not own any snowshoes. As for speaking French, oui, je parle Français.

OK, what’s up with that flirty Valentine’s Day post you wrote about?
Yea, you got me. I wanted to cook AND be flirty in that post, I hope it worked! I figure, if I happen to meet the girl of my dreams from a fun post like that, won’t that make for a great story?

So you have a food blog, but I see a TRAVEL header on your site, what gives?
The short answer is I was bit by the cliche’d travel bug a few years ago backpacking through Italy. Since then, I’ve been all over Canada, US (mainland and Hawaii where I visited some adorable goats in Maui), Europe and can’t wait to tackle more. And let’s be honest, travel and food go together beautifully.

I think your photos are great, are they all yours?
Wow, thanks Ethan, you’re so kind. Yes, they are! The picture taking part of the blog has been an on-going challenge for me and while I think I am getting better all the time, I have a ways to go as I look at all the talent out there in the food blog world!

What kind of camera do you use?
I am now shooting with a Nikon3100 and a 50mm f/1.8 lens and of course my iPhone4. Prior to January 2011, I was shooting with my ever-trusty point & shoot Canon which has gotten a little lonely. It’ll be used on my next trip, wherever that may be.

Are you available for freelance work?
I’m flattered that you’d ask. I’m always interested in being hired as a freelance writer. Please
contact me here and we can discuss the particulars of the project. Or you can always fire
me off an email:
ethanadeland@gmail.com

OMG, I saw a couple of typos and broken links on your blog!
No need for the “!”, we all do our best, but sometimes we forget to spell-check our work or we don’t
see the “there” instead of the “their”. It happens and thanks for pointing it out. I guess I need to
pay my editor more, oh wait, that’s me. Thanks for looking out for me.

Can I use something from your site?
I appreciate you asking but the content (including photos, text, etc.) on this site are protected
by copyright. You need to get my written permission before copying or “borrowing” anything.

I totally dig your site, who designed it?
Hey, thanks! I totally dig it too. I worked with Melissa Hartfiel of Fine Lime Designs on this new look. I was going for something entirely different than what’s out there in the food blog world and she nailed it! She’s only a click away if you need some work done!