Somebody Who Understands…

“You can’t just eat good food. You’ve got to talk about it too. And you’ve got to talk about it to somebody who understands that kind of food.” 
― Kurt Vonnegut

When you love food, really love food, you have a deep visceral need share it.  You want people to experience that sense of euphoria when you bite into the perfect piece of fried chicken or the divine buttery crust on a summer fruit tart.  You want to talk about the way that a velvety beurre blanc sauce completely coated your mouth and consumed your thoughts, and how the strawberries with balsamic vinegar exploded onto your tongue like a firework show.  When you love food this much, you can almost see the tastes like colors, eating becomes a complete sensory experience.  You can never tire of talking about your food conquests and fantasies.

When I started writing this blog I wasn’t sure what I was going to say or why anyone would ever want to read it.  But what I came to find out was that writing down these experiences and stories are more for me than for anyone else.  I need to share.  I need to talk about my food with people who understand.  You all are those people.  Even when I don’t post, I find myself writing the blogs in my head…while I’m at the table with my friends, or having a quiet dinner with my husband, it’s almost a narration that plays in the background.  Whenever I experience something amazing and new or homey and warm, the first thing I want to do is tell someone about it.  Someone who gets it.  Someone who knows what I mean when I say that my body tingles a little when I’m headed to my favorite restaurant.  Someone who helps me justify the $75 I spent on that 2 oz. container of truffle salt cause it’s going to make the most amazing roasted potatoes.  Ever.

You guys keep me coming back to this.  When you text me your dinner plates to share how awesome your meal was, when you come to me for suggestions to places to eat because you know I will be honest (and let’s face it, I’ve eaten pretty much everywhere), when you come out with me and tell people about my blog before I do, and when you share my posts and my pages with your friends.  So thank you all for being my reasons for writing, my cheerleaders, and my people who understand about good food…

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