Welcome to the new Bristol Bites website! I’m Emily – originally from Essex, followed by five years in London, and I’ve now been living in Bristol since August 2009.
As you’ve probably guessed, I have a keen interest in food: its sources and origins, cooking, eating out and – most importantly – finding new ways of expanding my knowledge and experience in this area.
Bristol Bites originally started as a blog in January 2010. When I began, I hadn’t been in Bristol for a huge amount of time, and was keen to spend more time exploring the area in which I live, so that it felt more and more like home.
I don’t think I had realised just how much Bristol has to offer, and so decided to create a blog on the subject – not only to catalogue my own journey, but to share my discoveries with others, and hopefully learn from these others too!
In 2011, the decision was made to team up with Bristol 24-7 to create a new improved Bristol Bites site, with the aim of becoming “the definitive guide to food and drink in Bristol”, offering those living in and visiting Bristol a single source for all of the information that they need.
The aim of this site is to keep Bristolians up-to-date with what’s happening in the foodie world in their area. I’ve never worked in the food industry (well, apart from waitressing) and I have no desire to be a food writer: what I want to do is to represent the view of the “man on the street”, providing information about Bristol’s food and drink scene that resonates with everyone. So, if you’re a Bristol-based restaurant, shop, supplier who has something to shout about – or anyone who’s made a great foodie discovery in this city that they want to share – then drop me an email at email@example.com and let me know!