Those who know me well know that I am "slightly" obsessed with food and travel. I am constantly thinking about what to have for my next meal or where to go next. I'm always reading restaurant reviews, consulting with my wanderlust friends, and then plotting opportunities to check out all these places for myself.
Living in NYC means that I have a constant supply of good eats. There's always another little cafe to be discovered or the new "IT" food trend to be tried. My appetite is truly "Insatiable!" Over the years, I have been to so many restaurants that it's often hard to remember which ones were truly outstanding. When friends ask me for restaurant recommendations, which is often, I usually have to dig deep into my memory bank (or my iPhone camera roll) to remember where I've been and what was good. This blog will allow me to systematically categorize my food discoveries and share some of my favorites.
As someone who responds to visual cues, I completely agree that a picture is worth a thousand words. Photography is my way of capturing food porn and documenting travel memories. All my food photos are taken on the fly with my iPhone. I often only have seconds to snap a shot before my friends dig into the food. So, while I admire the beautifully staged food spreads on Instagram, mine will rarely look like that. At the end of the day, I care more about enjoying my dining experiences than getting that perfect shot. As for my travel photos, I do use a fancy camera, albeit on auto mode most of the time. Learning how to take better photos with my camera is one of my resolutions for this year.
This blog will be a work in process until I figure out the best format in which to present this visual diary. I will slowly add photos and trip reports from the my last two years of sabbatical, so check back often. If you have any suggestions for this site or any food or travel ideas, please get in touch. I would love to hear from you!