Thursday, May 21, 2009

And so it begins...

I love food. I love to look at it, cook it, read about it, learn about get the idea. From time to time I'm struck by the fact that this is all an unimaginable luxury. And that's when I find myself wanting to talk about food the most - to share that deliberate appreciation, even if it borders on the ridiculous, with other people.

So here we go. I want mostly to write about what I think of as "real" food - beautiful, delicious things that come straight from the earth, or a fabulous combination of those things. Things that don't come from boxes or bags or machines. There's so much available for us to eat that I think we often lose sight of what real food is. And yes, I know you've read enough about whole food and local organic produce and sustainable agriculture and celebrity chefs...that's not really what I want to write about. I just want to write about food that I love, food that I think looks beautiful and tastes wonderful and just happens to be good for us at the same time. And let me say for the record that, while I'm admittedly a bit of a food snob, I don't think that all processed food is evil. I just don't really want to look at pictures of it or talk about it. You may give in to a craving from time to time, but I'm certain that you've never looked at a fast food hamburger, squashed and soggy after sitting in its wrapper, and thought it was beautiful.

I hope you'll join me and celebrate with me. Thanks.


  1. This is wonderful, Beth. I'm looking forward to reading what you have to say and being inspired!


  2. Nicely said, and I think we have something in commun. Fresh veggy and fruits. Thanks for sharing your recipes.

  3. I think you're on to something. I'll be here.
    I'm cookiecrumb; your blog is not letting me comment by my name.