“As far as cuisine is concerned one must read everything, see everything, hear everything, try everything, observe everything, in order to retain in the end, just a little bit.”

– Fernand Point

A little bit about moi…

I come from a family that has always been into food.  Before I was born, and in my very early years, my parents even set-up and operated a cooperative vegetarian restaurant in the small town where we lived (I think they would still admit that today, but I’m not sure) in the US.  I was fortunate enough to have good meals at home, and to go out to eat very often with my family while I grew up.  My parents liked all kinds of foods and, after I hit puberty, I eventually began to like things other than fettuccine alfredo and shrimp.

These days I am fascinated and inspired by food.  I am particularly interested in where food comes from (including the provenance of vegetables, fruit, meat, and so forth), and one of my greatest joys in life is eating out in restaurants.  I love eateries of all kinds: gourmet, fancy, poncy, informal, pubs, wine bars, stalls, markets – whatever – so long as the food tastes good and does what it says it should do on the tin, so to speak.

I have also more recently developed a real passion for wine.  I am still pretty much a beginner, although I have taken some very good courses with a leading wine instructor and have read a lot about all aspects of the subject.  I am slowly building up a little wine cellar – for these purposes highly recommend my current solution – and am busy trying every wine I can that grabs my attention.

My other main interest is travel.  I simply love traveling the world and seeing what it has to offer.  I enjoy seeing how people live in different countries, finding new and beautiful parts of nature, sampling local cuisine, and really enjoy discovering hidden treasures along the way – whether they be places to eat, amazing independent hotels, tiny villages, or what have you.

The purpose of this blog three-fold.  One, to serve as a journal of my experiences with food, wine and travel.  Two, to provide anyone who’s interested with a view of the world from my eyes.  And three, to hear what others make of what I have to say and to hear about where they’ve been and what they’ve tasted.  I look forward to sharing my experiences with you, and hope you enjoy reading a little slice of my life.

Oh yes, and after living in the UK for 10 years, I am now based in the New York Metro area.

Want to get in touch?…

Feel free to email anytime at laissezfare@hotmail.co.uk.


20 thoughts on “About

  1. Great start on your blog, keep up the great work and I’ll come back here from time to time to share your experiences along the way, and also to exchange views upon the next great place to wine and dine.

    It’s always nice to bump like minded food lovers, all the best with your blog!

    • Many thanks Kang. It is always encouraging when you start getting some readers and comments. I love your blog, and think your photography is excellent. Keep up the good work!

  2. What a fun place to meet you! I remember your folks’ restaurant. I recall being invited to make some dish there–can’t recall what–but I learned that day from your dad the proper way to get an avocado out of its shell.


    • Dear Dianne,

      Very nice to see you too, if only virtually.

      I hope you enjoy the site.

      All the best to you and the family.

      Best regards,


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  6. Gutted that we only discovered your food blog after you left London, but we will be referring back to your old entries for recomendations and plotting a trip to the Big Apple in the meantime. Keep up the great writing and eating! 🙂

    • Thanks for much for the kind words. I am trying to continue with the blog, but it has obviously lost pace a little bit. Hopefully what I do write is interesting enough to merit the decrease in frequency! 🙂

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