I am far from being a food critic like Anton Ego but I am passionate when it comes to food and cooking. I've been exposed to different cuisines since I was a child and I've tried exotic foods also. Eating in a hotel, a restaurant, a friend's home or even a sidewalk or market stall is not a problem with me as long as I am hungry. I also used to eat everything when I was young but it took me until college to realize that I am allergic to certain kinds of vegetable, ingredients and fruit. Bummer!
And although I am quite late when it comes to cooking (I only learned how to cook after I got married and that was in March 2000), my experiences in food (eating) helped a lot when it comes to doing magic in the kitchen. I am somewhat blessed when it comes to being able to recognize the ingredients of the food that I eat. With this, I can create a particular dish that I ate but I do try to make it unique by tweaking the recipe according to my taste preference.
As a food blogger, I know that there are also hits and misses when it comes to tasting food but when I write, I write from the heart. Writing is a big responsibility. I know what its like to stand in the kitchen for hours cutting, chopping ingredients, mixing, boiling, grilling ... only to have my family (or visitors) finish the food in less than 20 minutes. I strongly believe that food and cooking (and eating) should be treated as art so care must be given to make everything memorable including the dining experience.
I came across this article and I find this enlightening and I'd like to share it with my foodie readers. :)
So what's your take on this? Please feel free to share your thoughts.