Like many self-proclaimed foodies – I enjoy a good meal…
Only slightly more compelling, while working in San Diego during college, I finagled my way into a role as a professional food critic. A tricky proposition when I was not legally able to drink…
Originally, my love for food spawned from my parents, both well respected in the kitchen. They had started a small catering business to help them through their graduate studies, and never stopped refining their craft. Dad still spends a couple hours a day in the kitchen and is a long-standing member and past-president of the San Diego Wine and Food Society. He never fails to entertain guests with a multi-course meal, menu and all. Mom has always been the unsung hero with quite a few specialties of her own, yet not as mindful of the fanfare.
To make it more tangible (and tasty), dishes prepared during my recent visit home:
- Panko-crusted abalone with a mango buerre blanc
- Hand-made butternut squash, sage and amaretto pasta
- Petit Filet Mignon stuffed with fresh basil & garlic
- Apple-butternut squash tom kah gai soup
- Blackberry and anise sorbet
All that being said, admittedly, I am no expert – please feel free to point out any inaccuracies found on my site. Regardless, I hope this section gives you some ideas and inspires you to try something new or give me suggestions!
Caption note: (Lame pic was both from a time when I had more (and cooler) hair and when I was building my own restaurant review website in San Diego, the others are my parents)
Posted on May 1, 2011, in About, Food. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
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