“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.
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