About VirgoBlue

Hi I’m Elaine.

I don’t eat to live, I live to eat.

For the longest time, my friends said I should find a way to spread my random tidbits of food and restaurant news. So in early 2007, I finally started this blog. 7+ years later, I’m still here and am also a contributing writer for BlogHer, KQED’s Bay Area Bites, HeardAbout SF, and SheKnows Media.

I was born and raised in the Bay Area, lived and worked in Asia, and spent 10+ years in television (MTV Asia, CBS in San Francisco) and radio (Cumulus in the States, Metro Radio in Hong Kong) as a producer and a writer. I was even lucky enough to receive a few Emmy Award nominations along the way.

These days I’m a wife, mom, marketing and communications executive, food and lifestyle writer, social media advisor, shopaholic, fashion victim, and I am passionate about good food. I just love the experience of food and sharing it with awesome people.

To contact me directly about sponsorship, product reviews, or general inquiries, please go to my Facebook page and leave me a message on my Wall, or via Twitter (@virgoblue).

Some foodie facts about me:

– Number one pet peeve: BAD SERVICE (retail or restaurants). It’s just plain unacceptable.

– I’m not allowed to drink. Period. Doctor’s orders. My heart can’t take it, seriously.

– Yellow cheese does not, I repeat, DOES NOT belong on a pizza.

– My preference is more savory than sweet. It’s just the way I’m built. But if you give me a slice of pie, all bets are off.

– I don’t watch the Food Network anymore. I just can’t do it. Giada’s cleavage is too distracting. And why does Guy keep yelling at me? I’m a lifelong Jacques Pepin fan. Nobody does it better, my friends.

– I’m a fast food, junk food and fried food junkie (country fried steak, fried artichokes, fried zucchini and fried pickles being at the top of that heap).

– I’m game to try lots of different foods. But there are three I hate (despite repeated efforts): coconut, okra, and lamb.

– As you can tell, I have an opinion (and a potty mouth to match).

Thanks for stopping by. :)