Bread Basket from Wilde Grainz Artisan Bakery, Calgary AB
If one were to use words to capture in the imagination the wonder of food, I would suggest that food is the epitome of Creation. Yes, I am suggesting that in the creative world of culinary arts, there is that hint of the creativity that God has bestowed upon all of humanity. From the intricate design of food art to the amazing subtleties and raw flavour found in the myriad of sauces from cultures all around the world – food is creative. It bestows upon us the sense of the divine.
Whether it is the intricate designs that can be carved into a soft and sensitive piece of tofu, to artisan’s mastery of creating a piece of bread that carries just the right toughness on the crust and yet is airy and light on the inside. The creativity of food piques our hearts and mind to the sense that we can taste a bit of heaven in some of the best things that we have here on earth.
I like food. I’ve been cooking since I was ten years old, seventeen years later, I have found a profound and even euphoric experience in cooking and of course, eating.
I cook alot. I eat alot. And I love to write. I thought, what the heck, I am going to combine all three of those passions and start a food blog!
My culinary background is in Vietnamese cooking, over the past seventeen years, I have added Chinese, French, and Italian cuisine to my repertoire as well. Whether it is the richness of a French pastry (and the insane 4 to 6 hours put into making a block of puff pastry) to the freshness of making your own tagliatelle pasta, I love it all!
This blog will be a tapestry for me to share my family recipes and to some of my own food creations with the world. It will be a place where I will also share restaurant reviews and also my pondering about food and life – a foodology of sorts!
I invite you to join me on my travels and adventures! Subscribe to the blog, write emails, ask questions! Let’s have fun with this because ultimately, food is about relationships.