My love affair with food.
After college, I did a few freelance projects. This revolved around producing recipes and products for restaurants, training restaurant staff, reviewing restaurant processes, and assisting in opening new up and coming establishments. Then I decided to take off to Australia. I was accepted at The Meat and Wine, Co. in Sydney. That was fun! But tiring as hell! I rented a room that was literally an 8-minute walk to work. I was mainly in charge of the cold kitchen - apps and desserts. If there was one holiday I didn't want to work on, it would definitely be Mother's Day (no offence - just all the large tables wanting everything puuurrrfect). Valentine's Day service seemed like a walk in the park. In any case, I worked here for about a year and had to stop because of my back. It got worse so I couldn't go back to working full-time in the kitchen. Good thing I had a back-up plan and I studied Human Resources.
My back didn't stop me from working in the food industry (okay fine, somehow it did). But, if I couldn't do it, I could teach it. And I did. I was the youngest full-time professor teaching theoretical studies (lecture) in my alma mater. I taught until I left for a vacation to Canada, where my then-boyfriend (Carlo) immigrated to. The vacation was supposed to be for 2 weeks only. But then he proposed and I never went back.
Even though I can't professionally work in the kitchen anymore, I still surround myself with the joy food can offer. The tastes, textures, process, time, memories, emotional attachments, and physical reactions. Just the beautiful language of food as a whole.
I cook at home now, where my husband has first dibs on my creations. He's also my number one critique (and I'm sure I'm the one to blame for his growing belly). We go on random food-trip adventures. I'm mainly on a low-carb diet now but I never neglect a craving when it hits.
There's a whole world out there to taste. It's a never ending buffet with no time limit too. Let's eat!