So.... finally this blog is up and running.
I have wanted to start posting for a long time, so have been collecting bits and pieces in anticipation. I'm going to post a whole jumble of things on here to start off with. I realise that I have a lot to learn. I haven't really gotten the hang of the whole food blogging thing because some of the photos are very low quality, and some of the photos don't exist yet. I didn't want to risk getting questioned in some of the places I have eaten lately, so I just decided to forego the photos. Sorry! I hope you enjoy this blog- It is a living document that details my food journey. I hope you enjoy your food journey as much as I do mine.
A little bit about me and my obsession with food:
I am absolutely and utterly obsessed with food/anything food related. This is a result of growing up in my family. My father is a brilliant cook and foodie, and we have grown up eating fresh, gorgeous food. Food has always been a central part of our lives. As a child, our family dined together every night and at lunchtime on weekends. I got teased for taking dolmades and olives to school when I was little when the rest of my friends in my north-west NSW country town were eating cheese rolls and vegemite sandwiches. I did work experience in the city when I was 15 years old and walked 1.5 kms each lunch time to dine at a yum-cha restaurant every day by myself. When i saw the movie 'ratatouille' and saw the flavour explosions the rat experienced, I felt as though someone finally understood me. My Mum makes the best rissoles in the whole world. The first thing I think about when I wake up is food for the day. I love spending my days trawling through markets looking for fresh, seasonal produce. Rainy days are best spent with friends and wine and food magazine preparing for the upcoming weeks meals.
I am not a food expert- I am just a food lover, and so want to share my love of food with you. As cliched as it is, I believe that life is too short to eat bad food or drink bad wine. I have been accused of being a food snob- but I tend to disagree- I don't care what type of food it is, as long as it is done well. I believe food is for soothing the soul, for nourishing the body, for celebrating, commiserating. Food is for sharing with family and friends, or quietly indulging on your own. Food is central to life and I am in love. Enjoy my love affair and don't forget to start your own.