Really, really delicious food is one of life’s great pleasures, and it is something I try to enjoy as often as I can! Having a disappointing meal is like watching your favorite baseball team lose- you think it’s going to get better, and it just doesn’t, leaving you with a profound feeling of loss and disappointment. No, this does not sound like you? Then you will not like this blog 🙂
The Food Hound is born!
This blog has been a long time in the making, and now it’s a reality, thanks to the great support and basic Photoshop skills of my husband, known from hereafter as the Booze Hound. We came up with the idea on a recent trip to Paris, where we used Clotilde Dusoulier’s book, “Edible Adventures in Paris” (a gift from one of my fabulous girlfriends!) as a gastronomic roadmap through the City of Light. Her book was inspired by her blog, “Chocolate and Zucchini,” which she writes from her Paris apartment (chocolateandzucchini.com). Not only did her book give us AMAZING food recommendations, but she wrote with a gusto and reverence for food that was in no way stuffy or pretentious, a rare find these days! So, perhaps selfishly, I thought that if people want to hear what she has to say about food, maybe people would want to hear what I have to say about food!
What qualifies me to run a blog? Nothing, really, except that I love food and want to talk about it… and the wonderful world of the internet allows me to do that with wild abandon 🙂 I am certainly not a chef, but I come from a long line of fabulous home cooks, and every once in a while a culinary gene shines through and I am able to create something otherworldly… and then the next day I burn olive oil to my skillet and the house smells like torched olives for the next day or so, just to remind me how much I have to learn!
I don’t think you can love food without loving travel, and I am no exception to the rule. Digging my suitcase out of the closet gives me a thrill that only a perfect dollop of lemon curd can rival. Travel also ignited my interest in food. When I was in high school, my family moved to Brussels, Belgium, and there, somewhere between the waffles and the chocolate truffles, I began life as the Food Hound. I fell in love with the European culture of eating and have never looked back. Since then I’ve had the opportunity to travel and live around the world with the Booze Hound, eating my way from one country to the next. Each culture has unimaginably delicious ways to prepare food, and I have developed unimaginably numerous ways to enjoy them 🙂
From my perch in my Knoxville, TN, kitchen I want to indulge in the guiltless pleasure of spewing my culinary musings like the leftovers the Booze Hound blew up in the microwave the other night. And so, I present you with a blog for the every-foodie. Welcome to the Food Hound!