Hi, everyone. Thank you for taking the time to visit.
The globe is going through a tough time. So, while politics, economics and war continue to divide friends, coworkers and neighbors, it's food and music that anchor us as the universal truths. Who doesn't like a good meal? And, it seems like when I introduce folks, 90% of the time the topic automatically reverts to what everyone's been eating lately and where. Thus, all this brought me to the idea of creating the blog - combining a few of the things I love most - to eat and to write.
A few years ago I had the pleasure of meeting Anthony Bourdain and, several months later, Michael Symon - both talented, poetic and down to earth chefs who make a big gastronomic impact on our food pallets. But my favorite chef of all time was my Grandma. She's been on my mind a lot lately, so I think she's channeling some of this energy at the moment. I miss her rich red borscht with sour cream, her grilled potato perogis with onions, (varenikis, in Russian) and her Napoleon cake - with layers and layers of delicate filo dough and her trademark cream. I'm dedicating this blog to her.
But the purpose of this new creative journey is way bigger than one person - it's really all about you and your food loves. Do you grow your own vegetables? Do you go apple or mushroom picking? Have you discovered a recipe that others would enjoy? Are there favorite restaurants, chefs or food trends that you always have an opinion on but haven't developed the audience?
If "yes" to any of these, let me know and I'll add you to the contributor list. My hope is that there's lots of readers and lots of writers, from all the various continents, benefitting from this experiment. With our family and social circles scatterred all over the world, a hungry soul in Manhattan may want to know about the best paella in Madrid. And you get to tell us all about it.
No food related topic is off limits.
We survived. Let's eat!
- Alexsandra Sukhoy.