Hello! This is my first entry in this blog. I've decided to have a blog dedicated to something that has a very special place in my heart and my life...FOOD. Besides being necessary for life, food has soooo many uses. It can be comforting, healing, sensual, uplifting, energizing, relaxing. Certain tastes and smells can make you relive treasured memories and moments with loved ones. Food is also strongly tied to culture. You can learn a surprising amount about the world just by exploring different tastes, ingredients and cooking methods. Food is my friend, and with this blog I intend to share that friendship, broaden it, and learn from it. chow down.