It can be done.
Working from home.
I've read a bunch of books on this subject and tried out some weird stuff in my youth... it's not that easy to get your book or short stories published in the old school way (on paper) but it doesn't actually take THAT MUCH to get it out as an ebook!!!
I urge You to check this out on your own. It really doesn't matter if You live in the EU or the USA or somewhere else... Ebooks are everywhere and especially restaurant critics need to travel all over the place to eat out ;)
Believe in yourself and make the commitment! WRITE :)