You get as giddy as a school girl when you spot a food blogger.
When I was young and beautiful, I was a server alongside other young beautifuls in downtown Vancouver and there were many celebrities that would come into the restaurant where I worked. On one particular occasion, I was kindly asked by an attractive black man dinking chardonnay if I would want to go on a date with him and I kindly refused. (I was actually married at the time). I was informed later that the man I was serving was K-os. I had no idea…I never have any idea when it comes to pop culture. Fast forward to last year when I was having lunch with a girl friend at Heirloom in South Granville and I looked to the table to my right. And who was sitting there but Sarah Britton. She was on tour in Vancouver promoting her new cook book, My New Roots. I didn’t know what to do with myself and was suddenly very aware of the fact that I had no make-up on and was looking rather frumpy.
You photograph your food
Your family knows that they have to wait for food to be photographed before they are allowed to dig into a carefully crafted meal. There are some creations that are just so wonderful, so exquisite, so breath-taking that they must be styled and photographed. While in Cambridge I had the privilege of spending a day with Cristian Barnet. He was inspiring. The whole day was inspiring. One day, I will be a food photographer.
You cook your own birthday dinner
Why would you let someone else have all the fun? Plus, they probably wouldn’t make what you want the way you want it. So instead, I love to spend my birthday, sans children in my kitchen creating a masterpiece to enjoy with friends and family. Besides, no store bought cake can ever top Beatty’s chocolate cake.
Bedtime reading consists of Cook books.
Do you know what I am talking about? When you get a new cook book full of tantalizing photos and to die for recipes? Or even the everydayness of the The Kitchen Diaries? Enough said.
What do you mean, microwave dinner?
And finally, why buy something ready made when you can make it yourself. Now, there are some things I reserve for the experts and those things usually come from French bakeries, but as a foodie, you know that no store bought pie shell is going to be as good as your own homemade, nor is rice pudding, or a apple bourbon ham glaze. And a microwave…what is this for? As far as I am concerned, it just takes up the space where my mixer needs to go.
Every vacation becomes a foodcation
Finally, everywhere you go it is about where you will eat, what you will eat and who you will eat it with.
How about you? What are your signature foodie moves?