My father taught me that food is not just about subsistence but also about culture, sharing and giving. I love to cook, and will share with you from time to time favorite recipes, new discoveries or great restaurants I frequented.
A sub-set of the love for cooking for me has to do with chocolate. I am a self-confessed chocoholic. I eat about ¼ lb. a day, primarily Lindt bittersweet and white chocolates. I also really like Fortnum and Mason's fruit creams, and my very favorite chocolate shop in the world is in Brussels, on Place le Grand Sablon, named Wittamer.
In addition to food, my other hobbies are travel and reading. I love to travel to new places and discover them. We often go to a less-than-glamorous town and stay for a week, to get a more full flavor of the place, its people and its food.
I look forward to sharing with you food and travel experiences as they take place in my life, for there is nothing like a great meal, topped by a spectacular dessert, to put a smile in one's heart.