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Building a Better Website

kj_blueprint_logo_1Sorry for the radio silence of late, but there has been a lot going on in my life. Not the least of which has been the startup of a new media development company and a brand new site,  Several weeks from now, David’s Table will become part of The Kitchen Journals, a new food website focused on the art and science of home cooking.  Some of the more popular content here will be reformatted for that site, and subscribers of David’s Table will have the option of subscribing to The Kitchen Journals.

Why the change? When I began David’s Table it was supposed to act as a knowledge base of everything I was learning has I set out to master the art of cooking.  Oddly, I have never been a 100% comfortable with the blog format. Most food blogs are as much about the author as they are about cooking. This is not a bad thing, but I want a site from which I can collaborate with other food writers.

The Kitchen Journals will consist of original and curated content with the same focus on ingredients, tools and techniques that I have used here, but with multiple contributors and resources, I will be able to consistently bring you a more content. If you like what you see here,  I think you will really like what’s in store.

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In the meantime, there is a lot to do.  We are trying to finalize the platform, a prototype of which appears above. Soon I will be reaching out to other food writers for help. There will be a lot of cooking, writing, editing and photographing to be done before the launch, and details of a marketing plan to be ironed out.  I’m really excited about it, and I hope you will stay tuned.  I have a few more post to share with you here including a tribute to the women who introduced me to baking, my mother.  As we go along, I will also share with you some of the behind-the-scenes activities of building this site from scratch and maybe preview a some of the new content here.

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  • Tracey March 14, 2013, 10:12 am


  • kristy @ gastronomical sovereignty May 6, 2013, 7:33 am


    This is a very exciting change – good on you for following your gut. Blogs are funny little things aren’t they? I always debate over what to post, how to post, when to post… How personal it should be while still paying respect to the food. I’m stoked to see this new change!

    Also – adore your content. Adding you to my bloglovin :)


  • Amanda @ Easy Peasy Organic June 7, 2013, 5:38 pm

    Looks fabulous, David! Can’t wait to see the website. Annnnnnnnnd …. I just read your music page and thought I’d share one of my favourite kitchen albums with you. Ana Carolina and Seu Jorge :: Live in Sao Paolo :: https://itunes.apple.com/album/carolina/id366503289?i=366503370&ign-mpt=uo%3D5 . Two voices that melt me like butter. xx

  • Liz Unger February 13, 2014, 10:34 am

    Hi David,

    I stumbled across your blog today, and I’ve really been taking some time to go back through your posts…all the way back to September 2009, if you can believe it. I’m an aspiring food and travel blogger (who isn’t, nowadays?), so, like you, I’ve been doing my research and I’m currently making efforts to keep up with other food blogs. Your website stuck out to me in particular for a few reasons; I, too, live in the DC area– I actually live in Ellicott City, MD, which is about 40 minutes from downtown– and I, too, have taken a special interest in LAC; I’ve toured L’academie de Cuisine a few times over the past year, debating if I should enroll in their professional culinary course, get some credibility, and eventually become a food stylist/freelance food&travel writer, work in test kitchens, etc. etc. etc.

    Bottom line, I would love, love, LOVE to chat with you- please feel free to send me an email at ewu5191@gmail.com. Looking forward to speaking with you! :)


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