this is awesome.
I have recently found myself in the midst of what I am calling a pre-mid life crisis; this is my effort to stay active and gain inspiration. I have always been a “foodie.” Pictures of me at a young age will prove it. I don’t know too many 4th grader’s parents that routinely witnessed their son watching the food network after school…One day though, as a chubby late bloomer always anticipates, I felt a little taller. Needless to say I have shed a couple lbs. My initial inspiration to do so came at the end of the tenth grade when I made a wager with eight or so of my friends that I would make the varsity soccer team. With added monetary incentive, I pushed myself to great lengths; during my physically exhausting quest it would have been nice to have known in advance that everyone who tried out made the team. I can’t complain though, I made a lot of money off my “friends,” scored a goal, looked the part, and kissed a girl! However, to this day, I have been known to attack the gallon of ice cream that belongs to my roommates – but that is beside the point. I love food.
In the last few years, I have read cookbooks, taken a couple classes, and experimented quite a bit to compose utter gastronomic fiascos and crowd pleasers in the kitchen. I watch and read the work of Anthony Bourdain (I don’t know him personally but I still call him Tony). I spent six months studying abroad in Italy where escaping simple but fantastic flavors was not an option. The goal now is to keep experimenting, document my cooking, provide recipes, and encourage feedback, pictures, and ideas. I will try and post at least three dishes a week. I plan to preserve classic flavor combinations and innovate new ones as well. Why? Because food is an escape, and an art that so many more people should experiment with and create. I compare food to a nice mattress. If you have to sleep to survive, why not do whatever possible to sleep in comfort. Likewise, you have to eat to live… you get the picture. Food is sexy
Personal: I am from Los Angeles. I have a strangely dysfunctional, yet awesome family. I have an older brother (by 7 years) who used to kick my ass; we now get along quite well, and when together are extremely immature. I could write an epic about my parents – suffice it to say it is a mystery to me that they still live under the same roof; no matter how much they bicker, they always seem to reunite ten-fold when either of their two sons does something stupid. I have a dog that is the most adorable living creature in the world. She is the exact opposite of most of her kind. She is a black standard poodle, not an ugly primped and fur-butchered poodle like you may be thinking. Poodles are typically smart; my dog happens to be an imbecile, but she makes up for it in her lady like charm.
As for me, I am a senior at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. I have many interests. I grew up playing golf and became pretty good at it. If you try and suggest that golf isn’t a sport I can confidently conclude that whatever relationship or potential relationship we had is no longer of importance to me. I also play other sports, and cannot go extended periods without being active. I went to a very small liberal arts high school in Santa Monica, CA that one could write enough about to obtain a PHD. I watch a lot of movies, more so now due to my favorite recent purchase – a Netflix subscription. I enjoy most genres of music, but the Rolling Stones take the cake. Lets not forget the activities and hobbies I am confident that I have made positive strides; however, I have received contradictory feedback from my friends. These activities include at the forefront: Karaoke. I have been known to go to Karaoke bars by my lonesome on several occasions. Also on the list: speaking Spanish/Italian (I don’t really speak any Italian, I do pride myself on my accent), acrylic painting, playing the guitar, playing the fool, writing comedic scripts, wooing a special South American girl, asking for favors, and writing resumes/cover letters.
That’s a bit of me for you. Also, note that my spelling is atrocious so bear with me I am lurening.