A New Year’s Promise, a new year goal
I have wanted to create a website about food for years. My friends have asked me, pushed me, threatened me but, always the bachelor, my instinct is to avoid getting tied down.
This week my friend, Sen, posted a Facebook challenge to create something new each week, which I’ve taken as a opprotunity to start a blog about food and perhaps my life here in Japan.
I’ll explain in an upcoming post, but my goal this year is to balance my Quiche Epiphany with my fitness goals. To do that I’ll be reimagining, reformulating, making and remaking my favourite foods. This is a space to think aloud and, hopefully, think with likeminded people.
To give you a sense of what I do:
On my veranda are three large storage units in which I keep my Chinese, Indian, and oversized cookware along with the homemade foods I’ve preserved or fermented like kimchee, Japanese pickles, green tomatoes, brined eggs, meat pies, root beer, ginger ale, kombucya. My pantry is stocked with molecular gastronomic whatnots, south American this, European thats, and African I-don’t-know-whats. In the back of my closets I keep pounds and kilos of various beans, grains, flours, sugars; and scattered here and there are more than 150 herbs and spices.
In short, I love playing in the kitchen. If you do too, let’s be friends.
My goal is (at least) one blog post a week and one new friend.