If you’ve ever seen Dick Tracy starring Warren Beatty and Madonna (1990), you may remember the adorably foul-mouthed orphan, “Kid”, whose most notorious line throughout the movie is, “When do we eat?” even when he is currently eating. Besides me having parents, Kid and I are practically one in the same. As long as I can remember and even before then, food has always been at the forefront of my mind. As a kid, I was always asking what we were having for our next meal, usually while we were eating our current one. As an adult, it’s no different. Food takes a huge priority in my life, whether I’m planning my meals at home for the week or traveling to a foreign country, I’m pretty much always thinking about what I will eat next.
To me, food isn’t merely a product, it’s an experience. I want this blog to revolve around food, but in a nontraditional stance. Although my kitchen experiments and restaurant affairs will definitely be incorporated, my intentions are to greatly exceed home recipes and dining out. I have always said my dream job is to be an international food explorer (self-proclaimed title), so I could combine two of my favorite passions: traveling and eating. I have a philosophy and it is that food creates culture and culture inspires cuisine. I want to investigate this theory in as broad a spectrum as possible. I hope this blog is filled with examinations, discoveries, realizations, appreciations, identities, challenges, and more.
I have some pretty specific goals relating to food this year, like learning some Korean recipes for my hopeful trip to South Korea this fall, completing a 30-day vegan challenge, and making homemade Chinese hot and sour soup. But mostly I just want to find new ways to be inspired by food and vice-versa. My life already revolves around food; I want to further incorporate it into my day-to-day life and I hope this blog does just that with unique and interesting posts, starting with this one. This is the first post, but it won't be the last. I can’t wait to continue on this flavorful journey. Thanks for reading!