About quiet eating

Quiet eating is a blog dedicated to travels in search of quiet eating.

What a witty introduction you might say.  This guy has quite a way with words.  He must have something worthwhile reading (or at least laughing at).

 

Origin story

This blog was originally conceived in January 2010 to mark the start of my sojourn to Japan.  From such rambling beginnings, it evolved to help me mark memorable food where ever it could be found.  I do really mean where ever, as no mountain is too high

From such humble beginnings, it plodded along taking up increasing amounts of cognitive resources, at times threatening to squeeze out other ancillary concerns such as making a living.  However, I endeavoured to maintain it as a diverting hobby, a way to keep my sanity in my otherwise chaotic life and a way to track where I have been as memory dims with increasing age.

 

But why name it quiet eating???

But why name it “quiet eating” rather than “partaking in sustenance”, “stuffing one’s face” or other permutations?  My intention is that in this blog the text will not be overwhelming but rather complement the photos.  Hence allowing for peaceful enjoyment without the incessant cackle of a verbose discourse (or at least only during contemplation of sophisticated prose).  Posts are constructed through photos first and words later in keeping with this ethic.

 

Ok, so you have a weird name but why a blog in the first place?  Does it make you money?

This blog is not a way to financial independence – it does not put bread on the table.

There are no advertisements on this site and all posts are made based on my own opinion.  I hope that removal of the monetary element leads to a more objective (or at least uninhibited) prose.  Instead, I derive my main benefit from providing joyous unsolicited commentary.  This leads to much dismay by my friends who are worried I will come and critique their local favourite.

Sometimes I am being requested to review restaurants but I still provide ingenious, eloquent and amusing reviews.  Objectively of course.  So although I may be invited, my views are strictly my own.  More on this in the page “about the quiet eater and contact“.

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With this in mind, happy (quiet) reading.

This rhino in particular epitomises the quiet eating doctrine.  I didn’t hear much of anything as he grumpily waddled away into the underbrush after I rudely interrupted his meal.

 

Camera gear

The majority of the photos on this site are taken with an Olympus TG-3, Fuji x100v, Nikon D90 with 35mm or 18-200mm lens or a Canon 7dmkii with 24mm, 18-135mm, 70-200mm or 100-400mm lens.  Some are taken with extreme reluctance by a camera phone (Samsung S9 orPixel 6) when circumstances conspire against me.

This little birdie didn’t want me getting close.


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