This week, we’re proud to feature Peter Block of Feed Your Soul Too in the Blogger Spotlight. For those new to the column, every Friday, we highlight a member of The Daily Meal’s Culinary Content Network, a limited group of bloggers who write about food and drink.We look to this group of talented food writers for inspiration and participation in The Daily Meal, whether for restaurant recommendations or new recipes to try out for dinner. Our editorial team covers All Things Food and Drink, and we tap the CCN to keep up to speed on what is happening around the country and the world — from fine dining to home cooking.
In addition to blogging at and creating Feed Your Soul Too, Peter Block is a father, husband, and real estate professional, who helps other home cooks succeed in the kitchen with his tested, easy-to-follow recipes.
The Daily Meal: What is the mission of your blog?
Peter Block: To bring family and friends around the kitchen table.
How did you get started with your blog?
I began cooking as a hobby and it blew up into a passion, an obsession — I just love it. My wife and I had gone over to the house of her best girlfriend. She is a great cook. She showed me that she started a blog. I thought I could do that too and off I went.
What are some foods you can’t stand?
I can’t stand peanut butter and nuts (my dad is allergic to nuts and I have this mental aversion).
What is your proudest blog post?
How to make a roux for a cheese sauce. It is far from my fanciest post but it is the post that so many Google searchers find my site with, and I know the post helps home chefs.
What is your biggest blog blunder?
I was trying to make this layer cake, and whatever I did to one of the layers made it impossible to cut through. It was as if it was frozen. Still got a decent pic of it though!
What is your most memorable comment from a reader?
Too many to note, but the ones where they tell you a story of how it reminds them of a recipe that their mother or grandmother made is the most heartwarming of all comments.
What’s on your cooking playlist?
I turn on Pandora to listen to Country music. I have stations set up for Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Cole Swindell and Sara Evans. Nothing better than being in the kitchen cooking with my tunes.
What are some food blogs you love?
That is a hard question to answer because I try to follow as many as I can, and I am attracted by the recipes on so many sites. I love Recipe Tin Eats and Pinch of Yum for their support of food bloggers.
What are some food apps you like?
Yummly, Foodgawker, and Pinterest.
What is the best thing about blogging?
To have an outlet to share my passion.
What is the worst thing about blogging?
My ignorance as to the technological part of blogging. I love cooking and photography.
What recipe are you currently obsessed with?
I go through phases. I just came out of an Indian phase. I created an awesome masala sauce which I used in a few different ways including with pasta. I then adapted it to a Mexican masala and it was awesome.
What would even your most loyal followers be surprised to learn about you?
Because of how often I post, I think they would be amazed by how busy I am with my full-time job.
Five of your all-time favorite posts?