Friday, January 30, 2009

A Few Recent Bites...

So, now that we've been formally introduced, I think it only appropriate to share some of my most recent food experience photos. These are just a few from the past two weeks in the wonderful life that I lead. Don't get the wrong idea, though...there is so much more to my life than food. It's just that I happen to take a lot of pictures...and eat a lot of interesting foods...

My salad design at Whole Foods. Complete with grilled eggplant, kale, tofu, hummus, portabellos, tempeh, etc.

"Hello Cupcake" is a new cupcake boutique in my hometown.
Let's just say that these treats "Had me at Hello".
(Flavors included but were not limited to: Strawberry Shortcake, Chocolate Mint, Caramel Turtle, Vanilla Vanilla, Snickerdoodle, Triple Chocolate)

My sister's request for her birthday dinner...
Can you tell she's a Southern girl at heart?
Cheddar Cheese Grits, Biscuits, Homemade Gravy, and Baked Chicken.

Another birthday celebration for my sister with friends.
-Paula Deen's Asparagus Sandwiches on Pumpernickel with Provolone
-Homemade French Onion Soup
-Brussel Sprouts with Toasted Almonds

Homemade Vanilla Bundt Cake with Chocolate Pistachio Ganache

NOSHVILLE = A Nashville Establishment
-Avocado, Provolone, Tomato omelette with fresh fruit
-H&H Deli Everything Bagel
-Monte Cristo extravaganza
Don't worry...this wasn't ALL mine!


I was just inspired by a dear friend of mine to start a food, here I am. After seeing all of my ridiculous pictures and realizing how truly crazy I am about the things I eat, he finally approached me about my quirky obsession.

A little background on me: I am Chinese, Italian, Thai, Irish, and Cherokee. I put them in that order because the first three place extreme importance on cuisine and EATING in general. The last two ethnicities are not so much focused on pleasing their stomachs. I think their addition to my genetic make-up may balance things out and keep me from being a glutton. :)

My other passion, (besides food), is TRAVEL! Therefore, I LOVE the opportunity to try new food while I am jet-setting...the best of both! I have been to Thailand, China, France, Spain, Canada, and so many different places in the U.S., but I have yet to satiate my desire to keep going and keep TASTING!!

Luckily, I have found friends who share the "foodie" mindset...they are sometimes the only ones who understand why I research restaurants before dining at them, why I pull out the camera before the server has time to place my meal on the table, how I could spend hours in Whole Foods just reading labels, or why I am a "food snob" to particular edibles that are simply not fashionable to my specific tastes. Just because I won't eat Chicken McNuggets does not make me a "snob". I have nothing against fast food...give me Sonic burger and I will take you up on it! I am just trying to make my case so that all of the Mickey D's fans out there do not tune me out...just give me a chance...

So, there. My first posting. Why anyone would be interested in ME, I find very curious. But here goes nothing...