Mckinnon Robinson recently caught my eye during his first appearance on the Jamarcus Gaston Show on Studio 62. This new junior food blogger has charisma and some wicked photography and writing skills for a 12 YEAR OLD! He shares my love of the Greenville food scene, so I had to introduce him to you.
Hey, Mckinnon, thank you for letting me interview you!
What inspired you to start blogging?
I really loved taking pictures so I combined my love for food, technology, and photography to create a blog. I also found a hidden love for writing in my English class last year. What I love about a blog is that it’s a place for me to publish my ideas and pictures to a growing community of foodies.
Behind every good blogger is a good coffee shop! Where is your favorite place to hang out and write? Why?
My favorite place to hangout would probably be Methodical Coffee. I love their drinks, the atmosphere, and the people. You have this “energy” in Methodical that I haven’t felt elsewhere.
What inspires you about food?
What inspires me about food is the freedom of it. You can cook so many different ways, with different ingredients, and with many different people. The culture of food also inspires me. I love learning different ways people in different cultures cook/prepare their food.
What is your favorite junk food?
My favorite junk food would probably be Uncrustables. Which is a little peanut butter and jelly sandwich that is frozen. I love them but since their frozen they have to thaw out, and it seems like a lifetime before they thaw!!
What was the first restaurant you fell in love with?
The first restaurant I fell in love with was probably Anita’s. It is a Mexican restaurant owned and operated by a local family that lives near me. Almost every Friday night I would go and impatiently wait for dessert menu as their rice pudding is the best!! I was probably 7-9 at the time, so dessert was the best part, it still is!!
If you could interview anyone in the food world, who is that one person at the top of your list?
I would interview Alton Brown, but I would also be just as happy getting to interview a local chef. What I love about Alton Brown is his personality and his enthusiasm. He has always been a great chef and a great personality in the food community.