Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm FOOD !!
Some people eat to live ... while others live to eat !! Betcha ya can guess what camp I fall in to.
The only reason I'm not in the food industry is beacuse I think it may turn my favorite hobby into WORK.
When I grew up in Cape Breton in the 70's, I thought butterfly shrimp at the local Chinese restaurant was totally exotic. Now, after a trip to mainland China in 1985, I think having 'Elephant Nose Soup" (yes, shaved Elephant trunk) is exotic.
I've come along way from Fish and Chips and Lobster. Speaking of lobster.... When my dad went to school, only the very poor kids brought lobster sandwiches to school, the rest brought roast beef or roast pork (left over from Sunday dinner) sandwiches.
Foodie-dom, for me, started with making Kraft Pizzas while in grade 9.
Later in life (20's), I got into beer making. Which I liken to bread making, so a foodie related activity, for sure. I went to the level of making partial grain batches with liquid yeasts.
My fiancee and I, in the mid 80's, loved to take all the 'disposible income' we had and go to restaurants. Mostly new ethnic food experiences for both of us. This was all through out Ottawa. (Anyone remember El Toro's ? Out near Britannia ...Forum - Days & Eats Gone By
Making those new found delicacies, at home, was the next logical step. Especially when the disposible income had to go into a diaper service, day care, car seats etc.
I'm proud of my Thai, Indian, Chinese, Italian, Mexican, BBQing and Smoker cooking...... as well as my hard earned Gold Rating on Ottawa Foodies ;-)