I’m a writer, blogger, artist, photographer and designer. And. I. love. food.
For me, food is about life, culture, sensuality, healing, connection, artistry, alchemy, and soul. And along with all those things, by virtue of the fact that I’m an artist who creates as a form of self exploration and prayer, food for me is also such a practice. Practice meaning that its something I try to engage in consciously, fully engaging in all aspects of its preparation. And well… practice also meaning that I have yet to master the act of approaching food in a mindful healthful manner. And so? I practice.
This blog is about food. Good food, cooking food, going out and finding food, celebrating food, exploring the healing and nourishment that food provides as well as current food news and events. Oh… and food porn. I mean… who doesn’t love a good photograph of food?
I’m not a chef, and often times what I make is based on my own estimates. I want to share recipes here, and will work hard at coming up with exact amounts, but that’s not how I naturally cook, unless its from a recipe in a book. I’m also totally gluten intolerant and much of what I write about will reference this, although you will find that many of the blogs I love are not gluten free by definition, but rather gorgeous to look at and read through.
The rest is an evolving journey really. I’m a vegetarian, trying out meat here and there for the first time in over 10 years, and I’m a sensualist, meaning that really… for me its always about how good it tastes, looks and smells. Because the practice isn’t just about being mindful in what I eat, but also in being present with how alive and great I feel in that moment when savoring some delicious morsel of something well prepared.
I invite you to join me in this exploration and celebration. I would love for this blog to become a gathering place to discuss our individual food experiences, ideas, questions, indulgences and resources.
Please grab a cup of finely steeped tea, sit back and welcome.