I love food. I love that there is an abundance of it in my little part of the world. Here in the Niagara Region of Southern Ontario, we’re blessed with abundance. We have passionate farmers, restaurateurs, food truck owners, and incredible foods. Locally made cheese, baked goods, chocolate, beer, wine, spirits… To say nothing of the dizzying array of fresh produce around every turn.
Passe as it may be, I call myself a culinary tourist. For me, the point isn’t to be authentic. If I can recreate the essence or spirit of a global dish, I’ve achieved my goal. If I can do it using local ingredients, I’ve surpassed it.
Journeys look different to different people. Since I began blogging, I’ve watched myself evolve. I’ve wrestled with ethical food issues (with and without resolution), I’ve championed real food, and then grabbed McD’s for breakfast, I’ve met some amazing local food producers and shared their stories with others, and I’ve learned. I’ve learned so much. And for me, learning is always a journey, and there is always a journey in learning.
So here I am. A culinary tourist with much to learn. There is so much more out there. Honestly I could fill a blog just going back over where I’ve been, but why? I want to move forward, both by gleaning more wisdom from experiences past and by learning all I can from future journeys.
Thank you for travelling with me. Hopefully I will learn from you too.
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