Hi and thank you for stopping by Lost in a Pot.
“Lost in a Pot” is not your everyday food and life blog, so I hope you read on and find out why!
I’m Ron and will be the crazy blogger that’ll be writing, cooking, traveling and photographing my way through my European retirement. On this journey with me is my lovely wife Eva (Editor) and Chloe dog (Taster). We journeyed from the USA (KY) to Southern Sweden in June of 2016. In August of the same year, I began my expedition into blogging and fulfilling a dream.
That dream started in 1979, when I began an International career that took me throughout the world, working and eating my way through seven continents and too many countries to remember. This life adventure took me to obscure, not so well traveled and sometimes scary places, but blessed me by providing an opportunity to experience unfamiliar cultures, foods and flavors (and yes smells too!). I ate at banquets in China, from street vendors in India, from rooftops in Oman, tucked in some Pelmeni (dumpling) at a roadside stop in Siberia, ate at Michelin starred restaurants in Quebec and so many more. From my first travels, my dream has been to write a cookbook where I could share my adventures and food happenings. Flash forward to 2016, thus enter “Lost in a Pot”, my quill and paper for sharing my life and food stories.
“One cannot enjoy life merely observing, dive-in and taste a little!”
So what kind of blog is “Lost in a Pot”?
• First and foremost, it’s a fun food and life blog with a little travel mixed in.
• Lost in a Pot is a hobby blog with no affiliation with anyone.
• It’s free to everyone, no strings attached.
• We’ll post to no specific time table, it’s a hobby.
• “Lost in a Pot” is void of adds of any kind or as we say in the blogging world, the site is “non-monetized”.
• We have no affiliate link arrangements.
• No sponsored post, it’s a hobby.
• We “Never Ever” sell, trade or barter your email address.
We’ll be tying each post together with an event in our life and the food that it’s connected to. In some cases, we may not include a recipe, but food will always be at the heart of our post. Our blogging might be random sometimes and methinks this is a good thing. We’ll make many writing faux pas and might get a “little long-tongued” on occasion, but we’ll always enjoy and believe what we have blogged and we hope you will too.
Eva is our resident translator and the love of my life. She is Swedish, having lived in North America for 24 years prior to returning home (with me) this past summer. She is also a fantastic cook and will be contributing from time to time.
While not proofing and improving my writing, she teaches some wonderful special needs students at a very special high school in Svalöv, Sweden [insert google map link]. Svalöfs Gymnasium is a wonderfully unique school where students can study for their future academic journey or choose to pursue a hands own practical study. Svalöfs can prepare a student for the finest university or launch them into a career as a farmer, truck driver, heavy equipment or forklift operator and mechanics of all kinds. And these are just a few things they teach. My favorite is their course for becoming a race car mechanic. They even have their own race track and that’s very cool!
If you’d like to get a quick flyover of the school, you can watch this video or visit the school webpage here (available in English, just click to language in the upper right-hand corner).
Lastly, Chloe our 5-year-old English Springer Spaniel is our kitchen manager and the official “Lost In A Pot” taster. When you see her 🐾 print you’ll it’s a special recipe.
Paw rating system:
🐾 She would eat it, but not here fav.
🐾 🐾 Good grub, but not the very best.
🐾 🐾 🐾 Solid middle of the road food.
🐾 🐾 🐾 🐾 This is good enough for any of my dog buddy’s as well as me.
🐾 🐾 🐾 🐾 🐾 Oh, how can I express how much I wish I could have more. Best of the Best!
Clo girl also spends many hours observing me in the kitchen, hoping for a dropped taste. She can also often be found on her throne in here very own office (at least that’s what she thinks) or she might be sleeping in our studio while I blog away.
Of course, she’s also in charge of Lost in a Pot security and keeps the outside food blogging spies as bay.
What’s in our camera bag (studio):
Canon EOS70D body – studio
Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM
Canon EFS zoom 18-135mm f3.5
Canon EOS M3 body – field & some studio
Canon E-FM 22mm f2.0 macro
Canon EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS, fixed 24-1200mm zoom lens – bird watching
Manfortto 055 tripod
Manfrotto X-PRO 3-Way tripod head with retractable levers
3 – Neewer CN-160 led light panels (I wouldn’t recommend these)
3 – Phot-R 2.4 m Adjustable 4-Section Impact Air Cushioned Photo Studio Heavy Duty Aluminium Light Stands
1 – Neewer 43-inch / 110cm 5-in-1 Collapsible Multi-Disc Light Reflector (works OK for the price)
1 – hwastudio Reflector Panel Backdrop Arm Holder with Grip Swivel wheel Single head clamp
2 – Copycat Lowel type lightboxes (homemade)
Plus, a box for of adapters, clamps, filters and some prop stuff.
Be sure to check out our Q&A page for answers to our most common questions.
So come and join us!