About Our Food Blog
Posted: 22 October '08 by Niall
Chilli & Chocolate is a blog written by Kelly and Niall, a couple of dedicated food-lovers in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It’s a vehicle for sharing our passion for all things food-related: recipes, restaurant and wine reviews, cookbook recommendations, food experiences, ideas, and inspirations.
We started the blog in November 2008 because we suddenly realised that our lives revolved around food! What are we cooking for dinner, what restaurant can we next visit, can you recommend a good bottle of wine, do you know a good recipe for XYZ, and so on. It also allows us to record some of the better experiences of our lives for posterity – fantastic dishes tasted, sumptuous wines guzzled, and great local food producers that we’ve come across.
It’s a Belfast food blog – but it just about food in Belfast?
Although we’ll cover a lot of stories and events from Northern Ireland and Belfast in particular, we want this to be more than a food blog, and certainly more than just a Belfast food blog.
Anything and everything will end up here, and from every corner of the world.. As long as it tastes good!
But why Chilli & Chocolate?
Quite simply, chilli and chocolate covers the whole spectrum of the dining experience – from the canapes to the dessert course, from savoury to sweet!
Another reason is a purely personal one – the title brings back very fond memories of a truly superb slice of dark chocolate and cake, a thin line of fiery chilli between the moist layers, and a great merlot, savoured on a warm July evening at Circular Quay in Sydney..
We hope you’ll enjoy it..