Yes….just like you, I’m an amateur gourmet. According to Wikipedia, an amateur is generally considered a person attached to a particular pursuit, study, or science, without pay and often without formal training. Sound familiar ??? But it is so much fun.
I can’t decide whether I enjoy the shopping & preparing of food the most or the delight of sharing it with others…..maybe both equally !! I’ve always thought my interest in food was my way of creating ‘art’ since I have no talent with creating anything on canvas. Over the years my tastes have become much more healthy oriented, although now I would say they are ‘natural’. I’m a marvel at the ‘semi-homemade’ method however I most enjoy totally from scratch. And, my interests are all over the board…..from artisanal breads & beautiful desserts to vegetarian meals & complex carbs only. So, if my posts jump about a bit, it is either because I saw something at market that truly inspired me OR I read someone else’s post that made me say….oh-oh-oh…..I wanna make that !!
When I’m not pursuing my
obsession hobby as a foodie, I work in the sustainability world with green buildings. I currently live in Baltimore, originally from a very small, farm community in Kansas and have had the opportunity to live and/or travel extensively. I have come to the conclusion there is no such thing as American cuisine. It is so different in every part of the country and I love it all, from homecooking in the midwest to the innovative gourmet cuisines of the chefs who so openly share their recipes. I have traveled & lived in Western Europe, Africa, South America and Mexico. The food in each place was always some of most enjoyable experience.
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