I’m Bryony – a Northern country girl trying to fathom life in the Capital, armed with a camera, an over-active imagination and a will to cook. Hobbies include fiction writing, painting, bouldering, gaming, watching Disney films and playing guitar badly.

As far as the cooking part goes, I’ve been vegetarian since the age of seven. Aside from that, though, I rarely put much thought into what I was eating when I was growing up – my Mum is a fantastic cook, so I took most of it for granted. I was much more interested in baking – I frequently used to bring all sorts of cake into school for friends, teachers and anyone who would eat it.

It was only really when I went to university that I realised how much I cared about food as a whole. I took great pleasure in cooking for friends and flatmates, and it was during one of these occasions that a friend suggested I started a food blog. At this time I didn’t really have any concept of blogging, and was unconvinced that I’d have much of interest to say – but my flatmate Zosia (who was also vegetarian) suggested we write one together, and thus This Is Uni Food was born! Writing Uni Food only increased my love of all things food, and led to me becoming Lifestyle Editor for the university magazine, as well as Food Editor for the London Student. We were featured twice in London South East magazine, and on the Vegetarian Society’s website.

Once we finished university, though, Zosia and I were no longer living in the same place (or even at the same end of the country a lot of the time), so it became too difficult to co-ordinate. It also felt wrong writing under the title of Uni Food after graduation, so I took the leap and started this website.

With this site I’m aiming to document my culinary adventures, with recipes (sweet and savoury; healthy and not-so-much), thoughts and experiences. I’ve finally bitten the DSLR-bullet so am delighted by the prospect of having proper photographs to accompany posts, and I have some very exciting plans for the months to come (including a new series of posts). If there’s anything in particular you’d like to see then please don’t hesitate to get in touch, and I’ll see what I can do!

On Twitter: @BryonyBowie
On Facebook: Bryony’s Kitchen
On Instagram: bryonyab


Photograph taken by Zosia Edwards

The opinions expressed on this site are my own, and do not necessarily represent those of my employer.

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