Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Confessions of a Foodie

It's no secret to those who know me that I am seriously into food. Whether I am cooking it, eating it, thinking about it or writing about it; food is a very important part of my life. I see it as something that brings people together in shared pleasure, which is always a good thing. It binds generations together through recipes passed down from long ago. The next generation building on and interpreting a living culinary heritage.

I grew up in an ethnically rich area where we ate at Greek picnics, Polish weddings, Italian home cooking and Christmas tamales from our next door neighbors. My grandmothers were both formidable cooks with completely different styles. I was a quick learner, grabbing as many of their secrets as I could.

Recently I have been busy rebuilding my Thai cooking site. I had forgotten how big the damn thing had become. It is a complex project but the work is worth it. I need to get a new camera so I can get enough pictures of food to suit me. I like to use my camera to get into kitchens of restaurants. Sometimes I even get to cook.

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