I stumbled on this page sometime ago but forgot actually to register but kept coming back as it was lovely to see a site with so much information and a chance to hear from the chef's themselves. Today I was asked to do a survey for a retail shop that stocks alot of different foodstuffs from around the world and when asked about a few favourite websites, I knew that I had to share this one.
I have been a foodie for years in fact if I count those years I would say 32 years. At the tender age of 8 I became a foodie after watching a television show about how to make wine. Transfixed on what methods they used and thinking I could do the same, I recall washing my feet clean and going outside to pick grapes from my family vine and placing them in a bucket to squish with my little feet to make well.. err wine.
The result was not really the same as what was on television and goodness knows how long I left the concoction to ferment but the fact I took an interest in all of this made me realise that there was more to food than what we think and it started me on a culinary journey that has lasted my entire life.
Sadly I am not a chef but consider myself reasonably knowledgeable in the cooking area. I love food and I love history so I am often flocking to the bookfairs in search of good cookbooks that have a bit of history in them. Those Time Life ones that were brought out in and around the time I was born may look a bit dated now but they are some of the best that are around and offer alot of interest to someone like me who likes to know the history and culture from where the cuisine comes from and how they make it etc...
I am also an avid traveller so combine this with the other two subjects I guess I could say I have a great mix. One day I would like to write a book on what I have learnt but for now, this is a great stepping stone and I look forward to being part of a great site.
Bon appetit everyone :-)