Who is the GrooVy Foody?

The GrooVy Foody is food writer, Vanessa Nix Anthony’s web handle.

V is a freelance writer and foody with purple hair and a penchant for the 80’s  (– and yes, she knows it’s actually spelled food-ie! Wanna know “Y?”) At home, she cooks up the best of what Portland  has to offer, using fresh, local, organic, and sustainable ingredients, as much as she can, to feed her hubby and son.

A freelance copywriter and journalist, Vanessa is the founder and owner of the successful Portland-based copywriting agency, The Portland Writer (where she helps international businesses from small to Fortune 500 tell their brand’s story.) She’s also the author of  the Amazon title, “In Less than a Year,” and her articles have been featured online and in print in magazines, newspapers and websites all over the country.

Why did you change from “Everything Food-y from the Root-y to the Tutti”?

“Everything Foody from the Rooty to the Tutti” still applies and encompasses everything that a food enthusiast would enjoy:

  • Product and local restaurant reviews
  • Recipes
  • Books and movies with food themes
  • Food related contests
  • Food News
  • Pontifications and extrapolations on the world of food

The “Root-y” & “Tutti” Breakdown

  • “. . .from the root-y” = root vegetables like carrots, turnips, beets, radishes, potatoes etc., (they taste. . . well. . .root-y.)
  • “. . .to the tutti” = as in tutti frutti ice cream and other delicious treats
  • “. . .from the root-y to the tutti” = from veggies to dessert (and everything in between.)

What’s this “Dinner and Movie” thing?

I’m a foodie but I’m also a HUGE movie fan (and a big reader as well) and we’ve always had a little movie and book section here on the site (see that bolded section above.) BUT  I wanted to cover food movies more than I have in the past AND I wanted to do recipes that pair well with certain movies — whether they’re food movies or not. I also loved that old TBS TV show that coupled old movies with a recipe prepared by a couple of funny hosts — so The GrooVy Foody: Dinner and Movie was born!

Most of all I hope this blog incites conversations about the one thing that unites us all — food.


Still wanna know more?

Check out “Y” or look for Vanessa’s work on The Portland Writer, Infinite Monkey or Writer’s Block on Oregonlive.com.