Welcome to The Hungry Musician! My name is Sarah, and I’m a native New Yorker currently studying music (violin, specifically) in Philadelphia. The Hungry Musician first began as a suggestion from a friend that I start a food blog in my sophomore year of college. I have always loved to cook, and I had just moved into my first real apartment and finally had a kitchen to myself, so I was cooking all the time. Originally, the blog was a fusion of music and food, and the posts connected the dishes I made to various aspects of music (i.e. Hors d’Oeuvres = Overture, Brahms = German Potato Salad, you get the picture). Over time, I came to realize that not only did that topic appeal to an extraordinarily narrow audience, but the only people actually reading my blog were people that were related to me. And possibly my cats.
In January 2013, I tried to take The Hungry Musician in a new direction, and I started a “clean eating” lifestyle. Yes, everyone’s doing it, no, my blog is not popular, BUT I like feeling accountable and sharing my experiences with food, and figured it might be a fresh look at how I eat, and at life in general! To preface, in my freshman year of college, I laughed in the face of the “Freshman 15″ and was faced with the Freshman 30. I have lost all of it and more since August 2011, and am hoping to continue by establishing a more permanent, healthy lifestyle!
On The Hungry Musician I will be posting my experiences with and feelings on the two things I feel I do best – music and food. They will be somewhat separate entities, but I hope you are able to enjoy both aspects of the blog, whether they are connected or not. As I go into my senior year of college (WhaaaaaAAAaAAaT?!) and head off to summer festivals, look into graduate schools, take auditions, and give a recital, all the while continuing on my healthy living journey, I hope you will read frequently and tag along for what is sure to be a crazy ride.
-Sarah (The Hungry Musician)