Deep Thoughts

Dimly Lit Restaurants Are The Bain Of My Existence

Food is to be enjoyed with all the senses, and a major one, for me, is sight. I enjoy seeing my food while I am eating, well,  mine and everyone else's for that matter. When I walk into a restaurant and see that the lighting is horrible, my experience has already been...

Now I Aint Saying I’m A Gold Eater…

There is a magical place in Abu Dhabi that serves up golden cappuccinos and golden vanilla camel milk soft serve ice cream. Yes, you read that right: Gilded camel milk vanilla soft serve ice-cream. I'm not talking about a tiny little fleck on the top to symbolize...

‘My 600lb Life’ Is My 600lb Obsession

My favorite show on TV right now is, by far, TLC's 'My 600 lb. Life.' As soon as the show comes on, I go into an involuntary hypnotic trance. It is a series that follows the weight loss process of morbidly obese people. Most of the participants on the show are over...

The Art Of Dressing A Salad

There is nothing more refreshing and satisfying for lunch or dinner than a well balanced salad. Balanced salads have a good mix of textures, flavors, and colors. The difference between a random bowl of vegetables or fruits and a salad is the dressing. Good salads are...

I Get So Weak In The Knees For Free Samples

Free food samples are my weakness, my achilles heel, my kryptonite. I am physically and mentally incapable of walking past free samples without stoping and trying some. My body instinctively moves towards the food and before I know it, my hand has already picked up a...

Food Is My Bliss

 It is my joy, my zen place, my raison d’être. If food was a person and needed a kidney transplant, I would donate both of mine, no questions asked. If food was a religion, I would be at its temple praying all day, everyday. If it was culturally acceptable I would drape myself in food from head to toe.

All Buttered Up For Butter

Everything is better with butter. Never has a sentence contained so much truth. An ingredient that truly engages all the senses. Its lactose sweet smell is captivating. Its creamy distinct pastel yellow color is a mesmerizing to the eyes as a lava lamp. Its texture, a...

Last Meal Decisions Are Keeping Up At Night

You ever stop and think about what your last meal would be? I don't mean during a fun conversation on a first date. I'm talking about staying up late at night deeply pondering what you would choose if you were on death row and were about to be executed. This is a...

Ketchup Chips All Day, Everyday

You know the expression 'Chip flavors are the taste-tracks of your childhood?' No? That's because I just made it up. But it so clearly explains what happened to me and Ketchup chips. I spent most of my life in Montreal. During these wonderfully cold years, I consumed...