Greetings! I'm Eric, the grocery nerd, produce hunter, teacher, and podcaster behind this rebel blog called Eat Like No One Else.
On this blog you will learn how to eat the season's best foods whether it's grapes that taste like Cotton Candy or apples that are red on the inside. You will explore different types of steaks you have never heard of like Teres Major or learn how to source cumin that was harvested in the wild in Afghanistan. I aim to show you how ingredients like clover and wildflower are different and that you can cook a ham in the Instant Pot.
A Little of My Background
This is me after a 4 hour drive down to Homestead, Florida in search of locally grown bananas at a produce stand. I was successful in finding these amazing Mysore bananas.
I am from the great agricultural state of Michigan, having lived a hour north of Detroit, a hour north of Lansing, and right near Ann Arbor, Michigan home of the Wolverines. Go Blue!
As a kid one of my favorite items of the week was going grocery shopping on Mondays. I loved to walk around the store looking for new products that I haven't tried and wanted my mom to get.
I have worked in a wide aspect of the food business including a local wholesale bakery, mom & pop produce market, large grocery chain, and a small u-pick apple orchard. I packed baked goods to be shipped to local stores, stocked produce, did food weekly food demos, picked apples in the rain, sold them at the farmers market, and led tours of school children around the orchard. At every business I was always the one anyone turned to when they had a question about food.
Along the way, my wife, Donna and I had 4 children, 3 daughters and 1 son who says he is doomed since he is the only boy.
A couple years after this blog became my full time business and a world wide pandemic hit we longed for the open road. So when our landlord said she was selling our house at the end of our lease, we got ourselves a camper and took off on the open road.
Since then I have been from California to Maine to Florida and lots of states in between (Maryland was my 48th state!) Along this journey have been to countless farmers market and every grocery store imaginable. My family has picked our own wild blueberries in Maine. SnapDragon apples in upstate New York, and Honeybell oranges in Florida. I have discovered new foods, recipes, and of course those bananas I talked of above!
Hear about some of the companies I have collaborated with on this blog to educate my audience about and spread the word about the wonderful foods they produce.