Welcome to my personal blog, where you’ll find all of my latest recipes and events in Montreal. My name is Brianna (aka Foodiebri), and I guess you came here to find out a little bit about myself (if not I suggest you navigate away from this page and head straight to my recipes & restaurant reviews).
I’m a 23-year-old recent graduate from JMSB (Concordia), with a degree in marketing and a natural knack for social media. Apart from work and the gym, my life revolves mostly around the most important fuel in the world: food. I am a passionate foodie with a love for both cooking and trying new eats around Montreal & the rest of the world. If I’m being perfectly honest, it was actually my love for travel that started the making of Foodiebri (more on that below).
The Making of Foodiebri
My passion for food started ever since I was a little girl, I was fortunate enough to have a stay-at-home mom who cooked homemade meals for me every day (and let me tell you she is quite talented). So you could say my love for cooking stems from a long line of amazing family cooks.
A surprising fact about me though, is that I was a bit of a late bloomer in the cooking department. I actually only started cooking for myself about two years ago, when I moved to Australia to study abroad for six months and no longer had the luxury of my mother’s delicious cooking every day.
My adorable mom made me my own personal cookbook of all our family recipes to take with me on my trip, so I opened it up and started cooking. Well let me tell you, I instantly fell in love. There’s something about creating recipes and being able to make any food you desire that is so relaxing and exciting at the same time. I became so enthralled and proud of my own cooking that I created a personal online photo album, viewable to my family members only, so that they’d be able to see what food I was cooking up every day.
I then thought to myself, hey, why don’t I make this public? Instead of spamming all of my friends across my personal social media accounts with the food I cook, I decided to create an Instagram account dedicated solely to my food that people could follow if they wished. From there things just took off. My followers jumped to over 1000 in a mere 4 months and the influx of collaborations and recipe requests started to appear, making Foodiebri not only about the food I cook, but also about the various restaurants and foodie events I attend.
Before learning to cook I had always considered myself a “foodie”, but being a chef yourself opens up a whole new world of food. I personally feel that you can never truly judge or appreciate food you eat out of the house if you don’t know how to cook yourself.
Cooking is a fun and rewarding skill to have, and I hope that it’s something that everyone at least attempts to try once in their life. With all of that being said, I hope you enjoy the recipes of the food I make, and if cooking just isn’t for you I hope you can benefit from my tips on the best eats around Montreal!