The Journey Begins

Hello fellow foodies! My name is Kim and I’ve created this site to use as a forum to discuss recipes, kitchen gadgets, cookbooks, restaurants and basically anything associated with food. I plan to share lots of recipes and information about various subjects related to cooking. I can’t wait to see who joins me on this adventure and what YOU have to contribute.

I love to cook for my family & others! I became interested in cooking while on maternity leave with my older son over 20 years ago. I started watching every cooking show, subscribing to way too many culinary magazines and collecting more recipes than I could possibly cook in a lifetime. As I delved into everything culinary, my knowledge of food and cooking techniques began to improve. I realized this is what I love to do more than anything else on earth. I’ve been operating my own catering business for the last 8 years as well as teaching cooking classes in my local area.

I enjoy visiting restaurants, kitchen stores & even the average grocery store because all of those contribute to my creativity in developing recipes and educates me on those not-so-common ingredients and cooking techniques. My second love is traveling, especially when I can attend cooking classes or participate in a food tour!

I actually started this idea as a blog in 2010, moved it to Facebook for a couple years and then realized these ideas of mine need a blogging environment so here we are! Because I think it’s important to the history of this idea and how it has evolved, I’m including my first blog post below:

January 6, 2010

OK, so it’s Day One of my blog experience. This is not only my first experience blogging but my first adventure in sharing my love of food with others. I recently watched Julie & Julia and while I don’t expect to become famous from this blog…the movie did make me think how cool it would be to journal my thoughts about food and possibly have others join me in the adventure! I hope that you will join me and contribute your thoughts, questions and knowledge on anything and everything that has to do with food.

Education for Day One: The Definition of “Foodie”
Foodie is an informal term for a particular class of aficionado of food and drink. Foodies are amateurs who simply love food for consumption, study, preparation, and news. Foodies want to learn everything about food, both the best and the ordinary, and about the science, industry, and personalities surrounding food. For this reason, foodies are sometimes viewed as obsessively interested in all things culinary.

Signing off “obsessively interested in all things culinary”,

When I began in 2010, I had two personal goals… (1) write a cookbook in honor of my grandmother and (2) attend culinary school one day. I’m still in the early stages of that cookbook — man, it is so much work but I love looking through my grandmother’s recipes! However, I am happy to announce that I did enroll in culinary school and am currently pursuing that dream.

I hope that through this site you gain an appreciation of food, maybe learn a few techniques but mostly just enjoy it. So grab a cup of coffee, find a quiet place and join me on this food adventure.

People who love to eat are always the best people.  — Julia Child

Cooking Class in Tuscany, Italy – 2016

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