I’m originally from the UK but lived in Australia before moving with my with husband (Ed) and cat (Fish-Pie) to the Los Angeles community of Bel Air, which is where I was when I started this blog, and goes at least some way towards explaining my choice of title. At the present time I’m living in the UK city of Sheffield, in glorious South Yorkshire.
I have a passion for food, and find that it’s a great way to get to know a town, city, region or country – something that I find myself having to do on a fairly regular basis. If you’re looking for stores, markets and ingredients, interesting and pleasurable places to eat, then you have to physically explore. Looking at eating habits, recipes and the specifics of a particular cuisine can reveal much about a society and culture. In addition, sharing food is – for me – one of the great joys in life, and an excellent way to make friends.
Food is important to me in other ways too. I believe in the thoughtful production and preparation of real food, in reputable farming and in respect for the animals that we eat. Good nourishment is also crucial to my understanding of food, and must be an integral part of our eating practices as a lifestyle choice. In this regard, I draw on my academic background in nutrition and human culture (MMedSci, PhD) as I document my food adventures in Southern California, the U.S., and beyond.
Thanks for taking a look and I hope you enjoy what you find here.