If you know me you know I love food. Everything about Food: The colors, the smells, how it all comes together on a plate, taken out of a Take Away bag, and how it’s found in a Grocery Shop or at a Local Market.
Taking in all the Food Heaven whilst eating at Borough Market in London, 2005.
Scanned Black + White Photo
I am currently addicted to collecting (not full price) Cookbooks from Thrift Stores, Amazon.com, and Libraries: Partly because of my Project (A Family Cookbook) + Mostly because of the pretty pictures!
I love collecting Family Foodie Bits: This is my Parent’s Aklo (Rice Turner) from my Childhood.
My Beloved Grandma’s Salt + Pepper Shakers: I remember using these to season my Over Easy Eggs.
But most importantly I have a Lifetime Collection of Food Memories: NO ONE throws down a Food Spread like a Filipino Family!
Scanned Photo, 1970: that’s me in the Pink Dress with Green Belt
My Love of Anything Food + Drink related has steadily grown these past four years, where anything tied to both triggers strong memories (some of these pics I’ve posted before + it’s interesting to see how My Watermarks + Photography Skills + Gear has evolved over the years):
Last Time Cupcakes …
Solo Traveling Sushi at the DFW Airport.
My Love of Food started with My Mum of course! She is a BRILLIANT Cook:
Her Pancit Palabok: LOVE.
Started Foodie Adventures with My Beloved Dad:
Jimboy’s is our tradition for our State of Life talks =).
The First Beer he ever bought me was at Heinhold’s First and Last Chance Saloon.
Had Burgers + Fries + Shakes at the now defunct Ford’s Burgers on the last day they were open.
Aside: Seems like a lot of the Old School places in my hometown have closed in the last few years: I am glad I want to The Market Club before it was no longer.
On My Freedom Day Daddy + I went to Napa:
Picnic from Dean And Deluca.
Another Outdoor Meal from Gott’s Roadside.
Started Foodie Adventure with My Beloved Auntie BFF Josie:
Disco Ryan Fries at the now defunct The Eatery.
Bloody Mary’s and Steak with Peanut Butter at Al The Wops.
Breakfast at Nopalitos.
Then sometimes we have dinner + a movie (with My Beloved Grandma’s Rice Pot).
Started Foodie Adventures with My Beloved Bruddah Cuz Lawrence:
LOVE HIS KITCHEN.
We made Pumpkin Torte @ Midnight one time.
But it was Our Souffles that were magic.
His Loco Moco is always made with Love.
Had a bit of a Foodie Adventure with Sis Cuz Mary:
Steak Tatare w/ Quail Egg at the Left Bank.
Have had Foodie Adventures With My Sis BFF Gay:
We seek out Burger Joints.
Homemade is always best in Sutter Creek, CA.
Parading needs food at The Sutter.
And she’s an AWESOME cook too: LOVE her Jucy Lucy’s.
Have had Foodie Adventures with her Daughter Ash:
Shopping in Dr. Who Cosplay =).
Low Brau is her Favorite:
Had my first (Food Photography) Show at my neighborhood Dive Bar.
I always try the Bloody Mary at a new place.
And I started to have Foodie Adventures of my own at My Magic Cottage:
How Blessed am I to live in California. Oh the bounty.
Latkes with Smoked Salmon + Sour Cream.
and just plain FUN.
Then I met Alice Waters.
As I enter into a New Season of Life I have to watch + be creative in the way I eat but I can still love from afar + treat myself in moderation: Stay tuned for ‘ The Love of Food ‘ alternating Fridays! Next Up: In Love of Fashion …
My SO Beloved Mom (on the right) with Auntie Sally, Hawai’i, Early 1960’s
HAPPY! HAPPY! BIRTHDAY! To My Beloved MOM!
Thank YOU for your Love + Strength + Giving Spirit + Sense of Style: I am Blessed for all that you’ve instilled in me: LOVE YOU ENDLESSLY XXX
My SO BELOVED Parents on their 50th Wedding Anniversary!
Happy 50th Mom + Dad! You are both Blessings + Gifts in my Life: Thank YOU for being my Biggest Fans + For being My BFF’s + For all that you’ve taught Me: You have all my Heart + Soul Forever!
And of course we ate to celebrate at The Red Alcove! GO: You won’t be disappointed:
And Happy Birthday Apple Sis BFF Morgan!
Your Future Looks Bright! Guy West Bridge, CSUS
Thank YOU for your Inspiration + Kindness Always + Love – ing this Old Folk! Here’s to MORE Adventures Sis! All MY XXX
Your Familia is Beautiful!
And Yes, we’ve had some Foodie Adventures Together:
Celebrating Her Birthday at Tower Cafe.
Noshing at Caffe Macs at The Mothership =).
Libations + Shepherd’s Pie at Pitch and Fiddle after some Photo Shoot-ing.
And after a few years of starting + stopping + starting up again: I am motivated + inspired by … EVERYTHING + I am determined to full up my space here with A L L of it.
As Always, LOVE XXX